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.

View from a slightly wobbly chair

With the Annual fast approaching my thoughts are with how works are presented. As artists we can often overlook the way our work is packaged, Andy Warhol made a whole art form out of this word. It is all too easy to lose ourselves in our creative process and detach our connection with the world. Let the art speak for itself I hear some of us say although true, our art can sometimes appear a little lost when set down in the field of opportunity.

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
  • On 9th September we will preface our Annual and Awards Exhibition with a wide ranging discussion - how do you price your work? There was an article from Michael Meszaros on the subject in the July newsletter. What is sculpture? What are the judges like for the Andor Meszaros Prize section? Why do we have two sections for our Annual Exhibition - All questions to discuss in good company - we’ll see you there. And what has Jan Indrans been up to all this time?
  • In October there won’t be a meeting while we cope with the Annual Exhibition
  • The AGM will be held on 11th November
  • and on 22nd November we celebrate the ASV Christmas at Marg and Don Carey’s place in Chirnside Park... see the article later in the newsletter

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015 - 600 Bourke Street Melbourne

Life is frantic for the Annual Exhibition team - Gillian is pulling everything together - and only she knows how big EVERYTHING is!

The August Meeting - Meridian Foundry

The visit to Meridian Foundry was great. I have never had any experience with doing bronze work. It was interesting to see the different stages of process to get to the final bronze. An extremely time consuming process. I can now justify the $ value of a bronze sculpture. The people working at the foundry all seem to have a passion in what they are doing.

The new knowledge gained is always an inspiration.

Thanks Gillian for organising this excursion. Appreciated.
Yvonne Monik
Images courtesy of Fatih Semiz

ASV Christmas Party in November

This is winter, but wait until summer when it will look entirely different. Come and see for yourselves when we hold the Christmas BBQ/lunch in this rural setting.

WHERE: 5 Cherry Hill Way CHIRNSIDE PARK 3116
WHEN: Sunday November 22nd 12 p.m on

Sculpture Stories

Two items here - both "not to be missed" read on....
The sculpture has been installed in a park in Koo Wee Rup, the public launch will be later this month. Sculpture by Viktor Kalinowski

Artist’s Moral Rights Success

On Saturday Aug 1st, the Age ran a large story about the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s centenary which included a photo of my sculpture which commemorates Clunes Mathison, the Institute’s first appointed director. He was killed at Gallipoli before he could take up his appointment.

The Age published the journalist’s and the photographer’s names, but not mine as the sculptor.

Welcome to new members

Recent New Members
We used to welcome new members in the newsletter - unfortunately we slipped on this pleasant custom so there are a few members whose return or entry has not been greeted here - apologies to you and welcome to the following new members:

Elly Buckley
Mim Kocher
Karen Whittaker-Taylor
Radu Dimitriu
Christopher McDonald
The paper warefare for sculptors who have joined us even more recently - perhaps for our annual exhibition - is still in motion - we’ll enjoy welcoming you next month - and happy to have you all on board.

Rob Kendi, ASV Memberships


News from everywhere

this section contains all sorts of news - including calls for entry, the Contemporary Art Society's Brooch Show, and interesting work from scrap timber... so read on...