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.


Lorenzo Quinn
Touch plays an integral role when it comes to our sculptural endeavours and as mentioned in a previous article it allows the senses to explore another dimension of our work. Interestingly some materials such stone, bronze , steel etc., cry out to be touched and experienced. According to a recent Guardian Weekly ‘Culture’, article, ‘"Sight has not always been the predominant sense. The owners of the first cabinets of curiosities – the forerunners of museums in Europe – urged the privileged few to handle their precious objects.

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
  • The AGM will be held on 11th November - with a great guest speaker
  • 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

Notice of the AGM and our Guest Speaker, Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong "Eagle"
Notice is hereby given of the
7:30 pm Wednesday
11 November 2015
at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms Marquis Street Ashburton

 Guest speaker:

Bruce Armstrong,
prominent sculptor

ASV Christmas Party Sunday 22nd November!

At Marg and Don CAREY’S
[off Switchback Rd]

Time: 12 noon on

Last year it was decided to save the trouble of individual BBQing, that we supply hot roast beef, cold chicken, bread sticks and a couple of salads and there would be a charge to cover these costs.[$10]It was such a success that I would like to continue this idea. The rest is up to you, so BYO applies regarding salads, desserts etc., and of course the mandatory beverages.

Welcome to New Members

This month we can welcome some new and returning members:

Ali Griffin
Leisa Fields
Leah Philpott
Leonie Amerena
Rob Kendi
ASV Membership

ASV Exhibitions Coming Up

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Entry forms for both these exhibitions will be with you shortly. In the mean time here are the dates

Herring Island 16 to 31 January 2016 including an event on Australia Day. There will be a pre Christmas drop off on 19th December at 10am for those people who can’t be there on 15th January. We need sculptors to demonstrate any form of sculpture (non lethal) or for floor talks. Contact Jenny 0418 971 897.

MIFGS: 16 to 20 March 2016 This is the one where over 100,000 people comes to see your work - Mark needs a full team of sitters, demonstrators and helpers on the range of tasks that make this show great.  You can see Mark's letter (much better written than this) later in this newsletter - Contact Mark at asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

The Interesting bits and pieces - including exhibitions to enter

This newsletter is a little out of the usual order - I could say it's to keep you on your toes but anyone who has been out howling at the moon will understand...


The wheels are now in motion, somewhat unbelievably, for the preparation of the exhibition for the forthcoming ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition, which will be held from 16th to 20th March 2016, which is a little earlier than is usually the case.

As much as I have enjoyed the opportunity over a number of years to present a professionally organised and curated exhibition to members, I would like to inform you that the next ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition will be my final in the role of curator. It is definitely time to hand the baton on to someone or others to progress the exhibition into its next phase/era.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2015

The outstanding visual delight of looking at the many rows of very colourful tulips rippling across the fields is a challenging context in which to place sculpture.
Mike Nicholls "Regeneration"

The growing interest in and ongoing success of the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is due to the imagination, flights of invention, highly-skilled and dedication of the sculptors presenting their works for exhibition. And into its eighth year it continues to be an honour to curate this exhibition and competition, viewed by over 100,000 people each year.

Report on the Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015

Although sales were disappointing I believe our 2015 Annual and Awards Exhibition was a great success. I hope all who entered work found it a worthwhile and enjoyable experience and those members who did not enter were inspired to do so next year.

Thanks to all who helped in the organisation, the set up and bump out and sitting of the exhibition. I also thank all entrants for their cooperation in observing the conditions by which we had to abide. I hope you all enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of like-minded people as much as I did.

Recycling upcycling Event in Heidelberg West

I hope all who attended this workshop enjoyed it - if any of the members went do please let us know.

Looking for sculptors interested in creating work using recycling materials for the Textile Art Community Opening Workshops on 24th October 2015.