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.
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!
|image: Gillian Govan|
Sculpture Among the Tulips: Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017Applications 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
and then there is the rest of the news....
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.
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
(Excerpt from Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron report)
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.
Anthony’s "Embrace on Seating Figure" from 2014 AAE
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
- Celebrating the completion of 4 bronze equestrian sculptures
- Artist’s studios
- Sunshine print artspace (spa) sneak preview prior to launch mid-year