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 Letter for January 2014

Happy New Year all

Firstly a big thank you to Jenny for another great exhibition at Herring Island. Every year has its challenges but this one must beat the lot with the problems involved with the landing at Como crossing and low tide on pick up day but as usual with the help of members Jenny met the challenge and I think for all those involved it was a rewarding experience. There were 5 sales and the quality of work was terrific.

Dates for Your Diary

ASV meetings are being held in the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms, enter from the Marquis Street carpark Melway 60D9

Sunday 23rd February 2014 - first meeting for the year - we will be enjoying a try out and demonstration day at Andrew Bryant’s studio wear your dirty work clothes - we will be arranging carpooling and would appreciate an RSVP to confirm numbers. 
where: 201 Old Cape Schank Rd Boneo
date & time: 23 Feb 10am to 2pm
BBQ on site BYO lunch (no alcohol please)
RSVP & Car pooling: contact committee - phone nos here

entries close for MIFGS 2014 on 28th February 2014

12 March Monthly meeting - guest speaker to be advised

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 we need 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

Welcome to New Members

In the past we welcomed new members to the ASV in the newsletter every few months. Due to the changes of membership secretary position we haven’t kept up - so apologies to those new members who haven’t been acknowledged over the past year or so.

Over the summer we have welcomed - and in some case exhibited with - the following new members: Saeed Shojaee, Sioma Wajchman, Martin Goldin, Heather Bryant, Susie Ashkenazi.

Herring Island - and it’s over already

Part of the set up for Herring Island happened before Christmas 2013 and all the out-of-weekend access was from the Burnley Depot of Parks Victoria. The reason for the early drop off was to help sculptors who might be away during the Friday set up - it proved useful with quite a happy little party going over to the island.

the star studded walk to Como Landing

Upcoming ASV exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 26 to 30 March 2014

Working on such a large exhibition is quite a team effort - Mark has agreed to help guide the show and we need a team of helpers to put this together - if you can help in some way - great or small - get in touch with Mark on asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Entry forms have been posted out and are also available from the ASV website. Entries can be made online through http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au/p/mif-2014.html NOT through the form on the ASV website which is still acting up a bit.

Entries close on 28th February 2014

The Annual and Awards Exhibition 2014 23 August to 13 September

The Annual and Awards Exhibition 2014 will be at 120 Collins St (St Michael’s Church) Gillian is putting together the team including coordinator & committee. We have no venue hire charge or commission for the venue - just the ASV commission on sales.
The opening will be held on the Friday following setup day.


The Australian National Brooch Show 2014

The Australian National Brooch Show is an initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS). This is an exhibition small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists. By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist’s have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. In 2013 we had extensive publicity, many favourable comments and great sales! (we sold over 25% of the works on display).

Montalto Sculpture Prize 2014

Installation of the 2014 finalist works is well underway, getting ready for the exhibition opening on Sunday 16 February. The winner of the $30,000 acquisitive prize will be announced at the opening. Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Awards while you are here! The exhibition will be open daily until 27 April 2014.


James Parrett • Jan Learmonth • Senden Blackwood • Jonathan Leahey • Philip Cooper • Ben Carroll • Cathie Alexander • Richard Tipping • Adam Stone • Andrew Bryant • Roh Singh • The Winged Collective • Don Barrett • Ian Bracegirdle • Marcus Tatton • Frank Veldze / Suzanne Donisthorpe • Phil Price • Robert Hague • Ralph Driessen • Joanna Rhodes • Patrick Delbosc • Terry Batt • Greg Johns

General News, Tweets and Alerts

Here is the news within the news: a collection of news from Twitter, Google Alerts, members' news and generally interesting stuff - Cetta Pilati's workshops to sculpture exhibitions in Poland ... it's all here so read on....