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.

A short note from the President

My first letter for the news letter will be brief. It will be difficult to write letters as inspiring and informative as Jan Indrans has written for the past year. At this point I would like to thank him for his contribution as President of the Association while trying to balance a busy family life.

Dates for Your Diary

We have had our last meeting for 2015 - stand by for the program for 2016. Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
  • Closing date for entries to Herring Island Summer Arts Festival "Narrative" Friday 4 December
  • Santa drop off for Herring Island 10am 19 December 2015; delivery and set up of all works 9:30am Friday 15th January 2016
  • Opening HISAF 2016 on 16th January - see you there!  
  • Closing date for entering MIFGS 2016 is 12 February

Notes from the formal 2015 AGM

We did have a formal business meeting for the AGM. The financial report is available on the website and can be posted to anyone requesting it. Our 2015 president Jan Indrans gave a president’s report for the year and other office bearers reported on the exhibitons we have run, the newsletter and website and our activities program for 2015.

Bruce Armstrong - our speaker at the 2015 AGM

The AGM held on Nov 11th was opened with a rousing address by sculptor Bruce Armstrong.

Bruce Armstrong is a Melbourne artist trained in fine art at RMIT, who has been carving, painting drawing and printmaking for over 30 years. He is basically a studio artist with several high profile public sculpture commissions to his credit.

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

Entry forms for both these exhibitions have been posted to you. 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. Entries close 4th December 2015

MIFGS: 16 to 20 March 2016 This is the one where over 100,000 people come to see your work - Mark needs a full team of sitters, demonstrators and helpers on the range of tasks that make this show great. Entries close 12 February 2016

Contact Mark at asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

You can enter both these exhibitions online by going to the newsletter website http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au and clicking on the appropriate tab.


ASV Christmas Party Sunday 22nd November!

At Marg and Don CAREY’S

We were a smaller gathering than the AGM - but we know how to party! Images are limited because we were having a good time - a big thank you to Marg and Don for their wonderful hospitality.

Our quiet achiever - Betty Collier

The 10th Edition of the Florence Biennale took place in the Fortessa Da Basso in Florence Italy from 17th to the 25th October 2015.
Congratulations Betty!
The Biennale is not a selling exhibition but aims to display the trends in art work from around the world at the present time, to use art as a communicator and as a uniting force. People come from all over the world to view the exhibition.

Welcome to New Members

This month we can welcome some new members:
Trevor Carter, Bruce Web, Risto Stankovski, Wendy Reiss
Rob Kendi ASV Memberships

Toorak Sculpture Exhibition 2016

Hi everyone we are now Calling for Entries to next years exhibition in May. 
All details are on our website: http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/index.php?page=sculpture

Interesting Stuff for November

Art Farm Birchs Bay Southern Tasmania
Plenty came across the screen this month.... all worth a look