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.

Inspiration from Yvonne Monik: Coordinator of the 2018 Annual Exhibition

Entries are now open for the ASV Annual & Awards Exhibition in August.

Once again the exhibition will be held in the foyer spaces of Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street and will run from 6th to 24th August 2018. This is the fourth time we’ve run the exhibition at Bourke Place.

The committee are all working towards organising another successful exhibition.

Entries close 25th June. 

Diary Dates

Tuesday 12 June at 7:30pm bring some work for a show & tell and conversation at Gillian’s place, (20 England Street Bentleigh East) by a warm fire with a glass of wine. Part of the meeting will be a General Meeting of members so that we can vote on a proposal by Jenny Rickards that Gillian Govan be made an Honorary Life Member of the ASV. There’s an article in the body of this newsletter. Proxies can be sent to secretary@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Mon 25 June Entries close for Annual & Awards Exhibition
Sun14 July Blacksmithing at the smithy. Watch this space!

Important dates for the Annual & Awards Exhibition 2018

Studio visit with Yvonne Monik

Yvonne with her work at 2017 Annual Exhibition
At first only four people gathered but then the later comers swelled the numbers to a small crowd of sculptors attending Yvonne Monik’s studio for an amazing and inspiring evening. The night was cold but we all gathered in her cosy studio to learn about her work and learn about her magnificent collection of tools and equipment. Yvonne explained not only how she creates her art in clay, but also how she produces magnificent welded frames to display some of her work.

You and the ASV website

New members to the ASV receive a welcome email which, amongst other things describes how to log in to the website to enter details of your sculpture practice. Your profile page on the website can act as a portal to the rest of the information you have online about yourself:
  • you can edit your details such as address and phone numbers 
  • you can upload one profile image - hopefully a portrait of yourself at work
  • you can upload an artist’s biography to describe yourself and your practice.
  • show your ABN, external website and preferred sculpture media
  • the styles and scale of work that you undertake, and possible settings for that work
  • and whether you work to commission or run classes

So the next question is - how do I log in to do all this? Most members don’t remember... or joined before the website had this facility... wow that was a while ago!

Honorary Life Member

Gillian Govan (https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/sculptors/profile/gillian-govan) joined us when the ASV was meeting at Kingston Art Centre and had only been in a short while when Rod Sanders persuaded her to talk about her work in 2002. He had seen an article about her concrete sculptures in Country Style magazine. We’ve seen her work in exhibitions since 2003.. hard working as well as inspired.

In 2014 her work "Grace" won the Margaret Gunnersen William Hoggan Thomas Award - this during the time she has served as ASV president.

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:

This month we welcome

Frances Richardson and Tim Kervin (returning)

All the best - we look forward to seeing your work in exhibitions.

Jackie Mackinnon ASV memberships

News, Alerts, Opportunities and more

There's even more in this section than usual - read on for valuable information....

Meridian Sculpture Foundry is offering workshops in wax working and bronze casting - you can see their program here: http://meridiansculpture.com/sculpture-modelling-workshops/ You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture




Some of us saw the Lawrence Edwards exhibition at Messums Wiltshire - https://messumswiltshire.com/laurence-edwards-melbourne/