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.

Upcoming ASV Exhibitions

October is the month when we launch entries for two exhibitions - the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. 

Entry forms for both exhibitions are online at http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com/ Follow the tab to the exhibition you are entering. Information sheets on How to Enter and the Conditions of Entry are to be found on the main ASV website at sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms  

Herring Island gallery is the converted scout hall on a man made island in the Yarra. The 2020 Festival runs from 18 January to 13 April with the ASV exhibition leading the show from 18 January to 9 February. In 2020 we will have an additional Friday open to include groups or individuals who need a weekday opening - school groups or guided tours for example. In 2019 there were 49 sculptures on show.

Dates for Your Diary

20th October 2019 Entries open for both Herring Island 2020 “Ebb and Flow” and the MIFGS 2020 exhibition for outdoor sculptures over three scales suitable for Courtyard, Garden and Estate respectively.

Wednesday 13th November 2019 our monthly meeting for November will be show and tell evening at the home of our president. Bring work and ideas to share - we can all learn from each other and inspiration can come from anywhere. 7:30pm at 20 England St Bentleigh East

Sunday 1st December 2019 ASV Christmas party .

the hosts for the Christmas party are ready
Monday 9th December 2019 Closing date for entries for Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.

21st December 2019 - early drop off for work for Herring Island

17th January 2020 set up exhibition on Herring Island

18th January to 9th February 2020 ASV Herring Island “Ebb and Flow”

24th February 2020 Entries close MIFGS 2020

Report on the AGM 9th October 2019

The AGM was held in the beautifully formal space of the Mayor’s Room at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. The cost of the evening included not only tea, coffee and biscuits but also support technical staff to connect John’s computer to the large screen. It was all extremely civilised!

Our guest speaker was Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries. Stuart spoke with enthusiasm about sculptors and sculpture - and about his sculpture park under development at Porcupine Ridge.. Regards installing sculpture - "You can't tell me anything about cranes & trucks that I don't already know" -

Next meeting: Show & Tell At Gillian’s place

Gillian with Gemma Smith's - Rhythm of Sequence
a relaxed atmosphere - always -and space for some great sculpture discussions - techniques, materials, skills and experiences:

Wednesday 13th November at 7:30pm at 20 England St Bentleigh East

The ASV Christmas Party

On again in 2019 at the home of Marg and Don Carey...
Complete with a kangaroo strewn garden and contact tennis doubles competition. There is a swimming pool and space to relax - we promise good company and great food - you will be bringing it! And a fun relaxing time.


Time: 12 noon onward on 1st Dec 2019

BRING: Bathers, towel, tennis racquet, drinks and your picnic lunch. If you can fit in a chair or two it would help also

RSVP: Marg Carey on 9739 5889 or 0434031789 as an indicator of numbers attending.

What's on: opportunities, things to see and more

Everything that follows here is worth reading - so enjoy:

Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi
24 October to 10 November 2019
Amid all the controversy regarding the location and all abilities access path Sculpture by the Sea is going well for 2019. 

Likewise Sculptures in the Garden
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019
122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee Mudgee 2850
Where some ASV members exhibited - good luck to everyone and here’s hoping the efforts are all rewarded with great sales.. 

Welcome and thank you to new members

Welcome to Graeme Hardridge, Janine Clark and Ilona Herreiner
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions. 
Monica Mauer Jan, Membership officer

And a thank you to Ilona who actually went through the sculptor profiles pages and let us know how many of you (27 in fact) have attempted to link your sculptor website to your ASV profile page and unfortunately not achieved the link. So what needs doing? Could everybody please check their weblink. If it isn’t working log into your details page and copy and paste the web address FROM YOUR BROWSER so that the address includes the http:// or https:// prefix. I think you will find that is all that is missing. We’ll ensure that the instructions are clear in the welcome letter in future so that new members don’t get caught in the same trap. 
Jenny Rickards, ASV website contact