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.

Jo Felstead-Hill on Disruption

Jo Felstead-Hill "Fragment of a Journey"
from the Herring Island Exhibition
Hi All,

At the last committee meeting a short discussion regarding the concept of ‘disruption’ was mentioned.

Current as not only a word but a concept for changing technology, "disruptive innovation’ is applicable to the creative arts and by its very nature sculpture. The constant innovation and technological changes have moved the nature of creative sculptural practice and extended the possibilities available.

Annual & Awards Exhibition 2018

Entries have been received and will be reviewed shortly. A huge thanks to all the sculptors who have entered into this great exhibition. It is always good to see all the new sculptures that have been created. Well done to all. Acceptance letters will be sent out soon. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your entry by 6th July please contact Yvonne. Invitations will be available soon.

Yvonne Monik and Gillian Govan
Annual Exhibiton Coordinators

Diary Dates

Saturday 14 July. At 9.30am you are invited to Mont Delancey Homestead, where the Wandin Blacksmiths have their smithy. Paul Cacioli along with Oskar Huecherig will do some demonstrations showing how both functional and artistic smithing is accomplished. The session will be open format where questions are welcome and those adventurous enough may put hammer to steel (under tight supervision).
By the end of the session you will hopefully understand how blacksmithing may help enhance your own art work and what the difference is between smithing and fabrication.
It will end around 12.00 noon with some tea, coffee and cake.
The historical Mont Delancey Homestead, built around 1860 and is still owned by the Sebire family, is located in the Yarra Valley at 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North, 3139.
We look forward to seeing you.
Best wishes, Paul Cacioli

Monthly Meeting by the fire...

Most of the June meeting was a fireside chat about everyone’s work - however we did pull together for the formal part of the night to confirm - unanimously - that Gillian Govan is to be an honorary life member of the ASV in recognition of her years of service and contribution.
Ismiadi's work

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to New Members: This month we welcome

Nives Zorzut and Dr Peter Toyne
All the best - we look forward to seeing your work in exhibitions.
Jackie Mackinnon ASV memberships

How to Finance your Work?

Did you start out with the business plan of make stuff and sell it? How did that work out for you? For a future newsletter could someone take a look at crowd funding? For example there’s the Australian Cultural Fund https://australianculturalfund.org.au/ ; Pozible https://pozible.com/  and more.... take a look and let us know your experience.

News, Alerts, Exhibitions and more

We have many and varied news items... don't miss any of these! Exhibitions to see or enter... lots of news!

Carrie Kennedy is looking for a sculptor who works in timber and has a studio which would look like a working timber sculptor’s studio - someone who carves big logs preferably ? This is for a new TV show called Bloom and one of the characters is a sculptor. carrie@carbencopy.com.au 0408349576