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.

President's Letter for March 2017

President Gillian Govan
Hi all,

It is great to see what we are capable of in organising a first class exhibition and as individuals producing such brilliant, diverse and beautiful sculptures. Congratulations to all.

I would like to thank Mark Cowie for his hard work, patience and dedication to the Garden show. We have been so fortunate to have had Mark to build on what started as a small idea that became reality. He has not only organised the exhibitions since 2011 but has brought together many sculptors and introduced many people to the world of sculpture.

Dates and Notes for Your Diary

Read all of this section - both meetings are bound to be popular:

12 April - The meeting will be held at the Ashburton Baptists Church community meeting rooms. The building is entered from the Marquis Street carpark and the meeting commences at 7:30pm. Rosa Tato has agreed to have Q & A about her work.. More information about Rosa here www.rosatato.com and from the supplied information sheet:

Rosa Tato Tu-Don Metal

Prize Winners at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017

First Prize for Carved Work
Jenny Whiteside's "Leda"
This month we can show you images of Prize Winners for the Various Sections. The judge Simon Perry gave an information summary of his judgments at the presentation on 29th March. Images from our official photographer Rob Anderson Photography.

Exhibitions - Opportunities to Enter

There are a few invitations in this section - one of which closes soon - so read on....


Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

The 2017 program will be similar to 2014 but we have some exciting additions.

For further information and to register for entry information go to http://melbourneprizetrust.org/  and http://www.melbourneprize.org/

Entries close on 17 May 2017 at 5pm.

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

Scrap Metal

I have just purchased a property at Balnarring. It is 10 acres and is covered by approx. 1000 tonnes of scrap metal (old cars, trucks, farm machinery etc) We are having picker days starting this weekend. Members of your association may find this very interesting and a source of material for their work. 0435 752 324 Kyle Gascoigne

Exhibitions to see

sculptures at NGV and Moss Green (High St, Armadale),
GasWorks has a Super Amazing Program coming up - you can read their newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cIEQX5 and here http://eepurl.com/cE_szf

Dear All,
Please view my exhibition of recent paintings . Opening day to be confirmed.
Cheers Conrad Clark

Crowd Funding for Art

The Australian Cultural Fund https://australianculturalfund.org.au is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Individual artists and groups can crowd fund projects, there is a newsletter to which you can subscribe and there are projects underway. One such is sculptor Pete Rosman’s project to exhibit in Venice - see it here https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/eureka-oz-sculpture-venice-2017/2017/

National Close the Gap

Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing from the Murray to the Birrarung: Art exhibition
11th March – 14th May, NGV

Yirramboi: First Nations Arts Festival
5-14 May http://yirramboi.net.au/

Wilin Week 2017

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new members:

Ruv Nemiro
Rina Baxter

and joining us after MIFGS

Sandra Lee Patford
Joe Taranto

looking forward to seeing you at meetings and your work in exhibitions.

ASV memberships