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(nother) short note from the President

I am looking forward to an exciting new year for us all in the sculpting community. The Herring Island Summer Festival is about to be launched, Melbourne international Flower and Garden Show following closely in March and then our Annual and Awards followed by Tesselar exhibition. These are our own exhibitions, but Jenny Rickards is keeping us up to date with opportunities around the state in our monthly news letter. I am looking forward to working with your new committee and have been fortunate to receive quite a few offers of help to keep things running smoothly. Thank you , Good luck and a very happy New Year to all
Gillian Govan

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
  • set up day for Herring Island 15 January 2016.
  • Opening HISAF 2016 on 16th January - see you there!
  • First meeting for 2016 is 10 February
  • Closing date for entering MIFGS 2016 is 12 February

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

2016 starts with the usual fanfare:

Herring Island 16 to 31 January 2016 including an event on Australia Day. Entries closed for this on 4th December and we had fielded a flurry of late entries - all as usual - and it promises to be a great show. Everyone is welcome to take an hour or a day a day on the island talking to really interesting people, relaxing in a bush environment and surrounded by sculpture. And if you can help demonstrate or sit? Great! Call Jenny 0418 971 897
Click here for an electronic invitation to the entire festival or here to see what people get who are signed up to our automatic invitation service.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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 online by going to the newsletter website
http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au  and clicking on the MIFGS tab.

Upcoming Opportunities

three of the opportunities that came across the desk are here - not least of which is the Toorak Village Exhibition... make sure to enter on time!