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.

The Perplexed and the Ridiculous

Exhibition Entries Saga
So you have your idea or the sculpture’s already made.

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 carpark. We’ll start at 7:30pm

12 February entries close MIFGS 2018

21 February let’s kick off the year with a "show and tell" bring some work to talk about, or a problem to brainstorm or a suggestion for social media publicity.... or even an offer of help for the program? 7:30pm at the Ashburton Baptist Church Community meeting rooms

MIFGS Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 2018

Unfortunately we have had a change of judge for the exhibition - but fortunately Graeme Wilke of Qdos gallery will be our judge for 2018.

Get your entries in! http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au/p/melbourne-international-flower-garden.html

Herring Island Exhibition

Herring Island was a great show - the work was a diverse range of media and ideas... and all of it deserved to go to good homes. In the end only five works were sold. Congratulations to Hugues Scheid, Veronique Derville (2), Liddy Wright, and Bruce Webb. We must have handed out close to 500 People’s Choice voting slips.... that’s a lot of interested people. The last day of the show was cancelled on Parks Victoria’s instruction because of high temperatures and north wind. That’s just the way it goes on the island in the summer. Images are online at https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/view_exhibition/2018-herring-island-summer-arts-festival


History for the ASV

we need a team to pursue our History project people to source grants, expand on a brief, develop ideas for presentation - anyone who can help in any way please contact Gillian Govan president@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new and returning members:
David Doyle, Aukje van Vark, Eva Glac and Conrad Clark
we look forward to meeting you & seeing your work in ASV exhibitions

All Sorts of News

When I counted there were twenty two news items here - to keep you busy sorting the exhibitions to enter from the ones to see... and more... enjoy.

Could someone please visit the NGV in the next month or so and give us a report on the first Triennial.

Toorak Sculpture Exhibition

Sculptors Victoria on Herring Island

it rained a bit while we were setting up
The ASV opened on Herring Island on 13th January - the weather was kind and the rain held off until the opening formalities were over.

Guests were greeted by the one man band Uptown Brown - he really lifted the energy of the event.

The opening of the ASV show "Meander" was also the launch of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival. Speakers at the opening were Robert Lee, coordinator of HISAF, Gillian Govan, Immediate Past President of the ASV and CEO of Parks Victoria, Chris Hardman.

Chris Hardman, CEO Parks Victoria
The title of the show "Meander" inspired some of the artists in their work - for others meander was a reflection of their career path. However it impinged, the island encourages everyone to meander amongst the works in the gallery, the sculpture placed around the island and the restored "natural" bushland the result of work by the Friends of Herring Island and Parks Victoria.

The first sale of the exhibition went to new member Hugues Scheid, with "Dédain - Disdain" being promised to a new home. So far (end of day four) we have sold five works and received lots of people's choice votes - a well received exhibition.

Hugues Scheid "Dédain - Disdain"

Images of the works in the exhibition can be seen here.

Images in this post from Jackie Mackinnon and Jenny Rickards