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.

Letter from the President

Gillian Govan
President ASV
Hi all fellow sculptors

Well the silly season is upon us but it is a good time to start the Christmas list.
Dear Santa
I would like vouchers for foundries, Bunnings, Dalchem, a new angle grinder, a set of chisels... 

How easy we are to buy for. Then we will be all ready for a full sculpting year.

I am very positive about next year after our Christmas get together when old and new members had such a good time passing on information and techniques in between the food and drink of course! Also next year, now that lots of problems have been solved, Herring Island should be great followed by the The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Watch this space we may even have some news about another small exhibition. It is all happening. We look forward to seeing you all next year at Exhibitions and meetings.

The committee and I wish you a very Safe Happy Christmas and New Year

Gillian Govan

Dates for your Diary

9 December. Entries close Herring Island
15 December. early delivery Herring Is
11 January. 7:30am delivery & set up Herring Island.
Herring Island exhibition 12 January to 3 February
Monthly Meeting 13 February "Show & Tell" kicking off the year! Hosted by Jenny Whiteside
Likely mystery exhibition somewhere in Toorak Rd Camberwell keep in touch!
Entries close MIFGS 24 February
Monthly Meeting March - planning in progress
MIFGS exhibition 27 to 31 March
Adventure in Stratford organised by Gavin Roberts Wednesday April 10 - to be confirmed

The ASV Christmas Party

 We had a great party at Andrew Bryant’s studio and home at Shoreham - much chatter both social and sculpture related. Including getting active with some of Andrew’s grinders.. learning all the time. Thanks Andrew and Rachel for a superb day.


MIFGS 2019

Dear Sculptors,

As you may be aware entries for the ASV exhibition at the 2019 MIFGS are now open and preparations are in full swing.

YES! Herring Island 2019

Parks Victoria and Herring Island Summer Arts Festival are resolving difficulties: The paths and landing are being improved and access across the river is scheduled to be addressed during the year - Parks staff are working with us to resolve the remaining problems - so we are going ahead! ASV dates are:
Entries Close 9 Dec
Early drop off: 9am Saturday 15 Dec
Delivery and Set up: 7:30am Friday 11 Jan (from Como Landing)
Dismantle 14:30 Monday 4 February

This gives us four weekends. 

New Members and our History

Welcome to new members:
Jane Bennetts, Kate Gorman and Cassandra McArthur
we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

Jackie Mckinnon
Membership Officer

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

News, Alerts and more...

This section of the newsletter looks at a selection of news and events - well worth a browse through - read on....

Seen Around..

The Original Children -
Stanley Hammond
I have been thinking for a while that it might be interesting to have photos in the newsletter of work by ASV members or past members that we come across in our travels.

I took the attached photos of a piece called "THE ORIGINAL CHILDREN" at Ashwood High School when I was there to vote last weekend.