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.

From the President

Gillian Govan, President
(The) Greatest value of having people around us is not what we get from them but the better person we become because of them. That is the power of Association. –Vincent Menezes

We had a great get together at the home and studio of Jenny Whiteside last Wednesday. Jenny is a self-taught Sculptor but has achieved so much since she chiselled her first piece of stone. In her talk she quoted Michael Meszaros who said that sculpture is all about problem solving. How true. From the first idea it is about how to bring the initial idea to fruition or to find a beautiful sculpture in a piece of timber or how to balance found objects or metal to make a statement.

Dates for your Diary

There is plenty of sculpture action on the program! And a whole lot more being planned.

Social Media Meeting
7:30 to 9:30 on Wednesday 20th of March. at Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark St, Kew VIC 3101.see later in the newsletter

MIFGS exhibition 27 to 31 March

A tour of Mal Wood’s Foundry
We meet at 16 Kurnai Ave Reservoir on Tuesday 9th April at 11 am

Adventure in Stratford organised by Gavin Roberts Wednesday April 10 - read more later in the newsletter.


Social Media Information Session

Social Media Information Session
I booked a gallery space for 7:30 to 9:30 on Wednesday 20 of March.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark St, Kew VIC 3101
Plenty of parking spaces along the street in Denmark St

Basic but important things about social media for an artist. 

Sculpture Adventure in Stratford

Sculpture Adventure in Stratford
 Here is the proposed program:

MIFGS 2019

MIFGS 2019 is shaping up to be the best yet! We have 150 sculptures, 80 sculptors, a new presentation event venue and a prestigious judge... you will receive your invitation to the preview and presentation event soon... stand by for a great show!

Welcome to new members

Welcome to new members
Thomas Dempster & Anastasia Nikakis
we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions
Jackie Mckinnon Membership Officer

The February Meeting

Jenny demonstrating stone carving
"Show and Tell" at Jenny Whiteside’s home and studio.

A big thank you to Jenny for hosting this great start to 2019. Jenny shared the story of her first introduction to carving serpentine stone, the story of adventures with tools and techniques and her extended arts life in drawing and painting.

Herring Island Wrap Up

Andrew Bryant "Fragile Balance II"
The exhibition for Herring Island 2019 was our biggest yet and the proud coordinator would like to think it was the best yet... the work was diverse, all had something to say and all attracted attention and added to the exhibition.

Members' Exhibitions

ASV members are involved in exhibitions other than those the Association organises - and for once we've found out about them before they close! Note to members: please let us know newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au about your exhibitions in time for us to let other members know.


An exploration of our relationship to artificial intelligence


Workshops, Tech Support Ideas and Exhibitions to enter

This section is a compilation of help from members - read it to the end and contribute to it next month!

Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival is well established and hosts a great sculpture segment: www.artsinthevalley.net.au

Entries close on 25th March 2019


Wandin Blacksmiths’ Workshop

History for the ASV

we need a team to pursue our History project people to source grants, expand the brief, develop ideas for presentation. We are collecting articles,notes, historical items and putting them in one place. Past stories and experiences are welcome anyone who can help in any way please contact Gillian Govan president@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au