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 November 2014

Jan Indrans
I recently attended the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture presentation at Deakin Edge, Federation

As I sat through listening and being made aware of the sculpture that had been short listed I could not but sense a dichotomy shaping between the art that was being promoted and my own artistic pursuits and dare I say those of some of the association I was representing. I had entered the domain of the conceptual where I was confronted with installation, performance, process and proposal art. I was in a world with no tangible structure that I could immediately relate to. I must admit that I had the preconceived notion that by going to this event I was going to see something more tactile. For me the term: Urban Sculpture conjures up a structure or form and sounds similar to: Urban Architecture, the two would seem to go hand in hand. 

Diary Dates coming up

  • 5 December 2014 entries close Herring Island
  • 7 December 2014 ASV Christmas Party
  • 17 January to 1 February 2015 Herring Island Exhibition 
  • 11 February monthly meeting
  • 20 February 2015 entries close MIFGS 2015

The ASV Christmas Party

Book now by contacting Liddy Wright

This year’s Xmas get together will be at the home of Liddy and Bob Wright, 41-43 Elgin Crescent, Park Orchards on Sunday 7th December next from 1.00pm. 
This is

still... the place...

for a party

 As agreed at the AGM there will be a cost of $10.00 per head and all the meat will be provided. Any left over funds will go to the Association. 

It will be appreciated if those attending could bring either some nibbles, salad or dessert to share. Please let me know if you are vegetarian (or other dietary requirements) so that we can cater for all. BYO alcohol. We hope that you and your husband/wife/partner/children will join us, a RSVP as soon as possible will be greatly appreciated Tel. (h) 9876 1332 (mob) 0424 519 116, email: wright_22@hotmail.com

Opportunities... Exhibitions to Enter, Studio space....

Entry forms are out for our next two exhibitions - Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2015 and Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2015 - in fact you can enter online through the newsletter. Just remember that Herring Island is a members only exhibition. There are lots of other interesting things here so read on.....

Exhibitions to see

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 exhibition is over - followed now by the McClelland Survey - fortunately this one will run a bit longer - until 19 July 2015 - so we'll have the opportunity to see it and compare notes a bit more thoroughly.

Tweets and Alerts ... not to mention...

from Twitter
A lot of arts bodies are still Tweeting about important people announcing this or that - but there's
fascinating information in there as well: