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 at work
Hi All.
How are you going?
I don’t know about you but despite the fact that we are creative and can get on with things what I miss most is communication with like-minded people. No Meetings or exhibitions when we so enjoy meeting fellow sculptors. The best we can do is Zoom. That is better than nothing so we have organised a Zoom session at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th August which would be our normal meeting night. 

In the ASV - including a meeting!

Do you remember when we used to have meetings? Studio visits, demonstrations, show and tell beside Gillian’s open fire? Way back before I thought the picture of an open fire might be triggering for us?

September 2019 -
demonstration from Carl Lutz
2020 has not been kind. The ASV committee has had to learn to make their own pizza and organise exhibitions online...  So who amongst us had even heard of Zoom six months ago?
Blacksmith at Mont Delancy
September 2018
image Betty Knight

As Gillian has said we are going to get together via Zoom for our August meeting.

Word from NAVA

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Dear neighbours,

As parts of Victoria lock down and borders close, we wanted to write and say hi, and how are you, and we really hope that you’re doing ok.

News and Opportunities that we know about...

At this stage it is difficult to know which exhibitions are going ahead and which not... Best to watch Art Almanac and the various websites.

Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Committee is very pleased to announce the dates for 2020. The Festival will run from 17th October to the 1st November. The 16 day festival will run over three weekends with a preview night on 16th October and the official opening night on the 17th.

Patricia Puccinini

The teenager was feeling particularly bad about school as she trudged the morning pilgrimage. So bad in fact that she walked right past the school grounds and walked and walked and kept on walking. Kilometers later she found herself at the doorstep of the National Gallery of Australia. She felt so much better as she walked inside. Here was a world of ideas, of intrigue...she was awestruck and inspired, if even a little intimidated. At that moment she knew this was her place. That better feeling served her well through the months and the years. Strange creatures began to evolve through her work - melancholy pig-humans, a whale balloon with ten loping breasts - each the size of a minibus, two moped bikes challenging each other like stag bulls rutting in mating season.This is the intriguing world of Melbourne artist Patricia Puccinini.