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,
I hope as an Association we keep our members interested and informed. We hope you all feel that you can contribute and can communicate with other sculptors through the newsletters meetings and of course our great exhibitions.

Dates for Your Diary

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street car park. We’ll start at 7:30pm

14 June Mel Rayski - Mati and George Bonicelli will speak to us - hint: something about a pointing machine!

and on 12 July Susie Ashkenazi will share sculpture stories

Entries close for the Annual Exhibition Monday 19th June!


Entries are Open: ASV Annual & Awards Exhibition

The Exhibition will be held in the foyer spaces of Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne and will run from 7th to 25th August 2017

The May Excursion

image: Gillian Govan
As usual the visit to a foundry was a great success. Though small in numbers the group was enthusiastic and excited to see a bronze pour. On arrival Ewen went through the process explaining different materials and methods of mould making.

Sculpture Among the Tulips

Sculpture Among the Tulips: Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the tenth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, a professionally curated competition for outdoor sculpture. The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize exhibition will be part of the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival held in the Dandenong Ranges and attracting 80,000 visitors between 14th September and 10th October 2017. 

The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is an Acquisitive Award of $20,000. Applications close late July 2017.

Guidelines and Application Forms can be obtained from the curator: Mark Cowie on or at PO Box 1086, Daylesford 3460.


Opening soon

Would all members please note: when you run a solo exhibition please let us know - we'd like to go along and support you

News, news and more news...

There is a lot happening around Victorian sculpture - and these are just the things that we know about... let us know of more.....

Welcome to new member

Welcome to new member:

Hovik Oganes Israelian

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

ASV memberships

Tweets and Alerts

If you are looking for more exhibitions to enter or to see best to look at Art Almanac: http://www.art-almanac.com.au/ or see the latest news; http://www.art-almanac.com.au/almanac/newsletter/. Subscribing to the enewsletter is free.

and then there is the rest of the news....

From the President

Hi all,

I am sure I was only writing the presidents letter yesterday. Where does a month go?

I will use this opportunity to fill you in on a few things that have happened.

As you know we had an SOS from Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron requesting Sculptures for their exhibition. Thanks to all the sculptors who made such an effort to get their work there. They were delighted. Brownie points for you and the Association. – See report below

As you will know there has been discussion about a partnership and connection with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. This unfortunately has not eventuated. However I have been assured that this is still a possibility. So we will keep communications open.

Dates for Your Diary

Thu 11 May - visit to Coates Studio Foundry at 10.15 am. Ewan Coates, who is also an artist, will talk about preparing work for casting and will do a "pour" for us. Limited to 25, so the first 25 to call me will be in. I will need to know numbers by no later than 2 May to confirm with Ewan.
Marija Patterson 0435 529 852

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months:
In June Mel Rayski - Mati will speak to us and in July Susie Ashkenazi will share sculpture stories

Exhibitions to Enter

There are three major prizes / exhibitions here - so read on:
The 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.

Report on Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Exhibition

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show - and below we have a notice from Beaufort Art Exhibition

(Excerpt from Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron report)

Andrew Bryant
"The Second Performance"
We showcased a broad range of artistic works in a variety of media, with the introduction of sculptures adding a new dimension to the show that was very well received. We are still tallying up the final results of the Art Show but the feedback has been that it has been the Best Show on the Mornington Peninsula and the most successful Art Show to date at BYS. We had 323 works on display from 106 artists of which 31 were sculptures.

Rosa Tato at the April Monthly Meeting

"The minute she walked into the joint
I could see she was a gal of distinction
A real creator…..hard working and so refined".

We did get a projector to work eventually -
it required both luck and patience. Rosa and Marija waiting

Following some challenges relating to acquiring and operating a projector for Rosa’s images, this was how Rosa Tato was introduced at Wednesday’s meeting by Marija Patterson who, in 2002, was on the selection panel, interviewing candidates for a place into the BFA (Sculpture) course at RMIT. Rosa was amongst 120 people interviewed and was one of the 15 successful applicants.

Images of Your Work

Images of all the work in the MIFGS exhibition can now be seen on the ASV website - and of course on your profile page. Images for MIFGS and the Annual are taken by a professional photographer: Rob Anderson Photography (and crew). Full studio images would cost in the order of hundreds of dollars each. Sculptors may purchase high and low resolution images of their work - 3 - 5 per sculpture for $30/sculpture. Contact: mail@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

“Imaginings” - The Artworks of Anthony BN Kim

Anthony’s "Embrace on Seating Figure" from 2014 AAE
"Imaginings" - The Artworks of Anthony BN Kim

Venue: Frater Gallery, Victorian Artists Society
Address: 430 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC
The Exhibition will run from Thursday 1 June 2017 to Tuesday 13 June 2017
Open Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm and Sat - Sun: 1pm - 4pm
The exhibition will feature paintings and sculpture by Anthony BN Kim


And oops - the newsletter was late:
Join us for our open day bbq & drinks at Fundere Foundry and Studios (Sunshine)
  • Celebrating the completion of 4 bronze equestrian sculptures 
  • Artist’s studios
  • Sunshine print artspace (spa) sneak preview prior to launch mid-year
Saturday April 29 4pm - late
27 – 29 Western Avenue, Sunshine, Vic. 3020
In 2012 sculptor Louis Laumen was commissioned by the National Boer War Memorial Association (NBWMA) to create 4 1/12 life size bronze troopers on horseback as the major focus for the National Boer War Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

Don't miss.... you missed it!

Graeme Wilkie’s tribute to domestic ware just finished at Qdos Gallery in Lorne. A pointed reminder that you need to keep watching or you’ll miss good stuff.
Those of us who visited were treated to a wonderful array of Valda Cuming's work at her recent retrospective... just don't miss these shows and send Sculpere your reports.

Welcome to New Members

joining us after MIFGS:

Casandra Lee Patford and Joe Taranto

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

ASV memberships

Tweets and Alerts

If you are looking for more exhibitions to enter or to see best to look at Art Almanac - their enewsletter is free and full of information: http://www.art-almanac.com.au/ or see the latest news; http://www.art-almanac.com.au/almanac/newsletter/. Enjoy the news!