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.

From the President - May 2016

Hi All,

I have tried in my recent letters to be positive about the enthusiasm and input from members who have volunteered to help with the running of the Association.

There are many reasons for becoming members of this great Association. We meet other sculptors, network, learn new skills through workshops and studio visits. We receive a newsletter that keeps us up to date and we have a great website. But I think what really draws people in are the fabulous exhibitions that we hold each year. What would we be without these exhibitions?

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are usually held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm, so following Andrew’s workshop we have:

• 8 June “Show and Tell” at Gillian Govan’s home at 7.30pm. The idea is for us to meet in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about our work in terms of inspiration, process and perhaps marketing. It’s an opportunity for new members to engage with older members and share their ideas etc.
• 13 July - at Ashburton speaker to be announced
• 10 August at Ashburton. Mark Cowie will talk about his work
• 14 September Life Drawing Roar Studios - Port Melbourne 2 hour tutored class - model, tables/easels provided. Cost between $21- $30 per person depending on numbers. (maximum number 20) This would be a great opportunity to brush up on skills or explore a new direction.

Marija Patterson
Activities Coordinator

Annual and Awards Exhibition 8 - 26 August 2016

William Hoggan Thomas medallion
REMINDER for entries into the Annual and Exhibition Awards at Bourke Place.
Entries close on Friday 17th June 2016.

We hope that you are all working at completing your sculptures.

Get your application forms in and be part of this wonderful exhibition. You can also enter online http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au/p/2016-annual-and-awards-exhibition-entry.html 

It is a great opportunity to be inspired by the diversity of the sculptors and their individual creations.

Tina Wentcher medallion

Yvonne Monik and Gillian Govan
Exhibition Coordinators

The May Meeting-Workshop

The May Meeting was a workshop expertly run by Andrew Bryant. A lot of us missed out for one reason or another - we have to hope that Andrew can be persuaded to repeat the exercise in the future.

MIFGS Reports

ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition 2016

Judge’s Report

As part of the selecting process, I took time to contemplate each artist’s method and technical qualities and additionally, considered the artist’s intent – that is - did the work say something to me, does it have a strong and unique viewpoint and is it emotive.

Alerts, Opportunities and Exhibitions

These items are shared from links supplied by Google Alerts. Even more information on upcoming exhibitions and opportunities can be found in the Art Almanac. You can subscribe to their e-newsletter - it’s free! The rest of this section came to us from members and friends - keep it rolling in!

Welcome to new member

Welcome to new member

Sandie Wright.

We look forward to seeing you at meetings and exhibitions.

from Rob Kendi - membership officer

Inge King 1915 - 2016

Jenny Rickards and I attended the memorial service for the sculptor Inge King who died on 23rd April age 100years. It was an incredible experience hearing about the life of such a talented, committed sculptor.

The service was held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery. Tony Elwood Director of the Gallery welcomed us and spoke briefly about the gallery association with Inge and her exhibitions held there.