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

Hi All,

What exciting times. Last week we held a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing a future connection with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. A few members gathered to hear a proposal by the Director John Cunningham who spoke with great enthusiasm about our involvement in their plans to expand and their vision as they move towards 2021. Most of you will know McClelland Gallery at Langwarrin set in 16 hectares of natural bushland attended by 230,000 visitors annually.

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:
  • 23 July 2016 at 2.00pm: visit to Peter Schippenheyn’s studio /workshop at 31 Geddes St. Mulgrave. There we will see a 5 arm CNC enlarge a small sculpture. There is ample room for about 40-50 visitors. Please contact Marija on 0435 529 852 to confirm your attendance & car pooling if needed
  • August 9 at 6pm - opening and presentation of prizes for our Annual and Awards Exhibition
  • August/September a guided visit to Bruce Armstrong’s exhibition at Federation Square
  • 14 September - life drawing at Roar Studio
  • 12 October - Mark Cowie to speak

Marija Patterson, Activities Coordinator

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2016

Entries have been received and reviewed and acceptances will be sent out soon. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your entry by the 8th July - particularly if you entered via email - please contact Yvonne. Suspicious looking emails may well have been rejected by Yvonne’s system. We have reviewed our entry process and it will change by the next exhibition. Invitations will be available soon.

Yvonne Monik and Gillian Govan
Exhibition Coordinators

The June Meeting

In spite of a cold and wet winter’s evening, a good number of members, including two new members, (Christen-Jo and Julie) enjoyed the June "Show and Tell" meeting which was kindly hosted and held at the home of our President Gillian Govan.

Several members brought work or shared their processes. The presentations were met with enthusiastic, informative discussions and feedback. First time visitor and new member Christen-Jo – Stone was warmly welcomed by the group and outlined her history in creating and teaching creative art, her extensive travels, and more recently her using basket weaving in a sculptural form.

We all agreed, whilst enjoying supper provided by members, that the "show and tell" get-togethers are engaging and an excellent opportunity for us to get to know each other and our practice.
Gillian's Studio
Gillian started the ball rolling by taking us all out to her studio.

Alerts and other notices

There is a lot in this section so hopefully you'll read it all and enjoy.....

The Neerim District Progress Association Inc. is calling for entries to the 2016

Up to $10,000 is available to purchase one or more sculptural pieces reflecting the theme of ‘’Inspired by Birds’’, to develop a collection of public art for installation in the township of Neerim South.

Membership Matters

Welcome to new member
Christen - Jo Stone
We look forward to seeing you at meetings and exhibitions.

from Rob Kendi - membership officer

Membership renewal notices will be coming to "old" members soon - you may actually qualify for our expanded concession range. Please check your notice carefully - and we’ll see you at the annual exhibition.
ASV membership fees 2016-17

Sculptor member $90
Country sculptor member $80
Aged pensioner, student, concession card holder $60 (evidence required)
Non sculptor helper $60
Non sculptor supporter $100