We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

President's Message for October

Hi All,

Wow! Another year almost gone. I hope it has been great for all our members. Have you won a prize? Have you sold a Sculpture? Have you entered exhibitions? Most importantly have you had a great year making sculpture and really enjoying the journey as well as the result? This year we are having an early Christmas party at the home of Carmel Ritchie in Eltham. I see some members at our monthly meetings and others at exhibitions and some even socially but I would really enjoy the opportunity to meet more members and hear about what the year has held for you. Please join us for a relaxing BBQ lunch and a jolly chat with other sculptors about sculpture (or anything else). I love a good chat. For those who can’t make it I wish you a happy Christmas and a productive creative New Year.

Gillian Govan President

ASV Diary Dates

ASV meetings are being held in the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms, enter from the Marquis Street carpark Melway 60D9
  • 24th November - the Xmas party see the article on this page
  • Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2014 - our exhibition will be 11th January to 27th January - early I know so check the article for ways to exhibit without letting the side down or having family feuds.
  • 12th February 2014 - first monthly meeting for the year? or we may be visiting Andrew Bryant’s studio - watch for more information
  • 26 to 30 March 2014 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Working on such a large exhibition is quite a team effort - Mark has agreed to help guide the show and there is already a team of helpers to put this together - but if you can help in some way - great or small - get in touch with Mark on asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

The October Meeting

Notes (very rough notes) from the ASV meeting of 09 October 2013 7:51 PM onwards

The ASV Christmas Party

Carmel Ritchie is happy to have the xmas party. Sooooo the details are: 7 Lamorna Crt Eltham 3095 It is in the centre of Eltham town on a hill, not too difficult to find. Please bring meat etc. and drinks and sweets to share. Sunday 24th November @12 MD Please RSVP to Carmel on 0414 996 207 or carmel011@bigpond.com. Desserts and salads would be appreciated. Thanks to Carmel for opening her home. Lets have a fun pre Christmas party with fellow sculptors in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
Gillian Govan

ASV Exhibitions

Read on for upcoming ASV exhibitions - and get your work ready for each of them..... 

Bronze Casting Workshop

Toorak Village Sculpture 2014

Hi everyone,
we are inviting you to send in an entry to the 2014 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition.

Also, because the Sculpture Exhibition has been so successful - with some sales happening after the show has finished - it is again extended to 6 and a bit weeks from 1st May to 15th June 2014.

After Black Saturday

We received an email from Matt Parsons whose home was destroyed in the Black Saturday Fires of 2009:

Dear ASV,

I have many items that I recovered from my house that burnt down on Black Saturday. These things are just sitting in my house and garage and now I feel that I would like to turn them into something new and interesting and meaningful. Would it be possible to commission someone at ASV to perhaps make something from the items recovered ?

I have what’s left of a piano; the wheels a string, the mechanism for the piano stool, some crockery, some fused marbles, some work tools, door knobs, burnt coins, the mirror from the telescope etc…

It would be great to turn these things into something that can be an object of interest instead of just sitting in the garage collecting more dust…

Sculptors interested in working with Matt can contact him on  mparsons@phosphagenics.com
I would suggest that you get in touch before 15th November - to give him a chance to make a selection.
Good luck


The Landfillart Project

Ricardo Alves-Ferreira forwarded us this email:

In August of 2008 I started an artist based reclamation project. As a result of this initial effort we now have the largest artist initiative ever achieved. Over 1,000 artists, comprising all 50 states and 53 countries, are working on The Landfillart Project.

Tweets and Alerts

Tweets and Alerts


Here is a random selection of news items that come across my computer.

From Bulleen Art and Garden

Bolin and the Yarra - Connecting with nature 11 October to 5 November

This exhibition of sculpture, ceramic and botanical art was inspired by Bulleen Art & Garden’s magic location right next to the Yarra River - an island of indigenous bushland in the middle of suburban Melbourne. This area also has a rich cultural heritage, particularly the importance of the Bolin Bolin Billabong and precinct as an important annual Wurrundjeri meeting place.

More images and information at http://gallery.baag.com.au/?p=1405