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 June 2014


Hi fellow sculptors and friends,
I hope you are keeping warm and have not been too badly affected by the windy weather. It is a good job we have some exciting times to look forward to. The entry forms and membership renewals have been posted. Thanks to Jenny Rickards, John Ride and Jenny Whiteside for doing the necessary to get them to your post box. We have started advertising for the Annual Exhibition and awards and have several people who have kindly agreed to sponsor the exhibition. Some of you have already volunteered to help and I am very grateful. I hope we will see some more offers when your entry forms come back to me.

Dates for Your Diary

ASV meetings are being held in the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms, enter from the Marquis Street carpark Melway 60D9
  • 9 July We’ll visit Bulleen Art and Garden and the Bolin Bolin Gallery
  • 15 July entries close Tesselaar Sculpture Prize
  • 31 July entries close Annual and Awards Exhibition 2014
  • August - a foundry visit - still being arranged
  • August 25 to September12 The Annual and Awards Exhibition
  • 11 September to 7 October Tesselaar Sculpture Prize
  • 8 October Annual General Meeting of the ASV

The June Meeting

Jan Indrans gave us a delightful and inspiring talk last meeting - I’m not sure if he produced this summary on his own or with Gordon’s help - but it sums up my experience of the evening. Thanks Jan and Gordon and everyone else there.

Next Meeting at Bulleen Art & Garden

Sean Diamond's work at Bulleen Art and Garden
We’ll meet in the gallery, maybe with a glass of wine - where there is an exhibition which largely consists of sculpture by Sean Diamond and some other works, We could then have a look around the shop and nursery - depending on the weather, and it will be fairly dark. We could then go to the classroom for a cup of tea and the meeting. We’ll see a short power point about some of the artworks around the centre, and talk about how our exhibitions work.

If people want to check out the exhibitions & artists we have they can go to http://gallery.baag.com.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/BolinBolinGallery, http://www.baag.com.au/ is about the centre in general, and how to get there: http://www.baag.com.au/?page_id=54

6 Manningham Rd W, Bulleen VIC 3105 7:30pm on 9 July 2014

The Annual and Awards Exhibition August 2014

25 August to 12 September
Our advertisement in National Gallery Magazine

Tweets and Alerts

The ASV Tweets - we have the handle @Sculptors_Vic and as of today we have 50 followers. You don’t need to join Twitter to know what is being put out or re-Tweeted in your name though - just go to our newsletter - now conveniently reached from http://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au by clicking on the Newsletter tab. On the right hand side of the page you’ll see the Twitter timeline. https://twitter.com/Sculptors_Vic

What's on and what's coming up?

Don't miss this section - Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Rutherglen Recycled Sculpture, Inge King's exhibition is still on... read on....

The Annual and Awards Exhibition 2014

For many years the Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual and Awards Exhibition was held in public places in the city. The idea was that people would come upon it rather than having to go to a gallery. We had shows at the Rialto, 161 Collins Street, the AMP building and the Telstra Building. After a time foyer space became hard to find and we elected to go out of town – to the Manningham ArtSpace; Montsalvat; the Light Factory, Eltham and the Yarra Sculpture Space. In 2014 we are fortunate to find space in the city – at 120 Collins Street – and look forward to a grand exhibition to celebrate our return.