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 August - September 2014

 For my presidents letter this month I am going to write the speech that I made at the opening. Partly because the PA system was a disaster and partly because I would like all members including those not present or even exhibiting to know how grateful I am for the help and support I received in setting up this exhibition. I will also talk a little about the awards that were presented on that night… So here we go:

Diary Dates


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

11 September to 7 October Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

8 October Annual General Meeting of the ASV

Notice is hereby given of the


7:30 pm Wednesday 8 October 2014

Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms Marquis Street Ashburton

Nomination forms, proxy vote forms and reports will be sent out closer to the meeting. If you have items for discussion please notify

The Secretary, John Bishop,
17 Edmonds Ave,
Ashwood, Vic 3147 or

The August Meeting - a Visit to Coates and Wood

The August meeting was held on Tuesday the 12 at the Coates and Wood specialist sculpture foundry in Northcote.

Coates and Wood was started in 1999 by Ewen Coates and Mal Wood who are still very much hands
Ewen Coates explaining the finer details
of the wax application process.

on today. Our group was given a comprehensive explanation of the whole process by Ewen that was followed later by a metal pour by Mal who had arranged the pour to coincide with our visit.

Opportunities and Interesting Events

NAVA visual arts summit; Toyota Community Spirit; Still life with Fruit... read on...

All the Exhibitions Happen at Once - some are still open!

Don't miss more than you have to! Here are the ones that got away on the team here:

Robert Hague "Crush"
Robert Hague - New Exhibition CRUSH

Tweets and Alerts

The ASV Tweets as @Sculptors_Vic. You don’t need to join Twitter - just go to our newsletter - now 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.

Lots of interesting items crossed the desk since the July newsletter - here's a random selection: 

Celebrating the Annual and Awards Exhibition

Friday 29th August at 120 Collins Street Melbourne was a glittering evening when the Association of Sculptors of Victoria celebrated its Annual and Awards Exhibition and presented prizes. Gillian Govan, president of the association, gave the welcome and introduction and Dr J. Patrick Greene OBE, CEO of Museums Victoria, gave the address.