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.

ASV Annual General Meeting 2021

 The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 23rd.

The AGM will be a hybrid meeting with a physical meeting to be held at Hawthorn Town Hall and an online meeting held via Zoom.  A Zoom invitation will be sent out closer to the meeting.

Victoria Sculpture Prize 12, 13, 14 November and more coming up!

 Victoria Sculpture Prize Port of Sale

This 3-day event will be an opportunity for sculptors both local and from across Victoria to connect, network and exhibit their work in a creative regional location. The Victoria Sculpture Prize will be a festival style arts spectacle combining the new state of the art Port of Sale precinct.

With over 70 artists and 180+ sculptures competing for the $20,000 major prize and $6,000 in minor prizes it will be a great spectacle and an opportunity to purchase quality sculpture for home or business.

❖ Official public opening event November 12th at 6pm at “The ART Bar” Port of Sale

Members' News

HI TO ALL MEMBERS.

I am having a Solo Art EXHIBITION at The Gate House Cemetery Cafe, at the New Cemetery, Norman Street, Ballarat,

Containing     Drawings, Paintings and Small Sculptures.

>From the 7th November to the 5th December 2021.

IT IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 10 -30 am to 3 - 30 pm , the Cafe offers    morning and afternoon teas and light lunches    indoors or outside, if you have a sweet tooth wonderful slices and scones and special Gluten Free cakes and slices - I know I`m Coeliac.

If you wish to make a booking the phone number is     5331 2714     

The Exhibition is Free

Hope those out of lock down can make it.

Regards

Betty Collier    5332 6897   or    0407 884 296

Mudmakers Trail

Exhibitions to view and to enter

Here is a random selection of items that end up in the editor's newsletter folder:

Now that we can visit galleries again - it is worth taking in the NGV Federation Square:  https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/sculptures-test-the-boundaries-of-the-possible-in-new-ngv-exhibition-20211102-p5956u.html

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 Inviting 3D Artists for Trails 2022

2022 Entry Information

In its second year, TRAILS invites artists to submit contemporary sculptures, up to 1m³ in volume, for a multi-location interior exhibition trail of 30 finalists in and around Portland’s retail centre. It aims to promote and encourage artists, established and emerging.

TRAILS Sculpture Prize is hosted by Committee for Portland.

Really truly the Victoria Sculpture Prize is on!

VICTORIAN SCULPTURE PRIZE 2021 will mark the Closing of the 2021 Archibald Prize

Over the weekend of the 12-14th November In excess of 2000 visitors a day are expected to attend the Archibald Prize at the Gippsland Gallery, Port of Sale. With the excitement of our pending release from restrictions the Victorian Sculpture prize, supported by Wellington Shire Council will be held over what is nearly the final weekend ensuring both Metro and Regional Artists can enter and attend the event.

ASV News & Next Meetings

 

Well, there hasn’t been a great deal of good news lately and bottom of the barrel for us was cancelling the Annual & Awards Exhibition for the second time.

It has been so difficult not being able to shop for materials, take work to foundries, and exhibit in non ASV exhibitions but we are just keeping our fingers crossed for next year.  We have booked the Victorian Artists Society Gallery for 2022  for 3 weeks starting Wednesday 8th June to Tues 28th June. 

My other good news is that following Aukje’s letter in the last newsletter we have been fortunate to receive offers from four of our members to become part of the Presidential team. I am looking forward to working with them and handing over the reins.

As I write this I am also getting some good news from Gavin Roberts re Victorian Sculpture Prize in Sale.

MIFGS 2022

The ASV site is marked in purple

Dear fellow sculptors,

I can’t believe that it has been two years that we have been unable to hold an exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).

IMG is committed to running MIFGS next year and are currently proceeding with all the planning to have a COVID safe event. The dates for the show are 30th March to the 3rd of April 2022.

Herring Island Exhibition

 

The Herring Island exhibition is planned for 14 Jan to 6 Feb  in 2022. Entry forms will be on the ASV website soon. If you would like to assist with the exhibition at set up or dismantling or with publicity please let me know and I’ll put the team together. Decisions and considerations will include:

Non ASV Exhibition

 Probably this is not the only exhibition on offer... just what the editor's addled brain was able to register.

https://sculpturebermagui.org.au/artists-information/



Members' News

Lots of news here and well worth checking all the articles contributed by members - enjoy -

Monster Clay

 I have many kg of 'slightly used' monster clay and other sculpting materials for sale. Half price Monster Clay... Who could resist? Loved the stuff... No longer sculpting. Hope someone can use it. 

The Future of our Association - a Proposal

A hybrid committee meeting
in between lockdowns
At the 2020 AGM of our association, Gillian, our long time president did not renominate for the role of president. We were lucky enough that John and John did renominate for treasurer and secretary which we are all very grateful for. But, since Yvonne also decided not to renominate for vice presidency, our association was left without official leadership.

Next meeting, Information & Entry Forms

 At this time our Annual and Awards exhibition is going ahead. Entries close 14th September and from then on, our exhibition will be advertised on social media and radio stations and the gallery will be sending publicity to their contacts. If lockdown is over art lovers will be desperate to get out and see art. I know we are all keeping our fingers crossed. It is something to work towards and be positive about. Join our zoom on 8th September for questions and maybe answers. A notice will be sent prior to the meeting.

Our next meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 8th September at 7:30pm. Another suggestion for our meeting is if any members would like to tell us about their journey in sculpture. It is always interesting to know why, when, how we are making our art.

For terms and conditions and entry forms for all exhibitions please visit our website: https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms . Also please note that the Information - Conditions of Entry have been updated to include the additional prizes that Gavin has negotiated - thank you Gavin - awesome work!

For further information please contact Gillian Govan for the Annual - 0412 122 884 gmps.govan@bigpond.com

And for Victoria Sculpture Prize - Gavin Roberts. Victoria_prize@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Supporting Wildlife through the “Victoria Sculpture Prize”

 

Supporting Wildlife through the “Victoria Sculpture Prize”

ASV teams up with Wildlife Victoria and CARE (Concerned Artists Resisting Extinction) as we encourage artists to enter up to 5 works and price their work to sell this November to support at threat and endangered wildlife. 5% of all sales from the Victoria Sculpture Prize is being donated to Wildlife Victoria and it’s a great cause.

Congratulations Kooyonga Creek

 For many years Kooyonga Creek Winery has been one of our sponsors supplying wines for exhibitions openings and wines for prizes. 

CONGRATULATIONS  KOOYONGA CREEK 

James Halliday one of Australia’s most respected wine critics and vignerons has awarded them the following:

Art on The Hill Postponed

 Art on The Hill Postponed.

Once again the lockdown has been extended at least until the 23rd of September. Rather than give up I have managed to book the gallery for the 9th and 10th of October. This means bump-in will be on Friday the 8th of October and bump-out will on the 11th of October.

I look forward to your continued support, Keep well and keep safe 

Paul Cacioli, 

New Member, Hank Tyler

Hank Tyler with
Abstract in Red Box
New Member, Hank Tyler, tells us about his sculptures.

For sixty-one years I have been sculpting birds in wood. I am self-taught and was influenced from the age of 15 years on by the American, Chippy Chase, a masterful sculptor of birds…and, luckily, a neighbor. My boyhood home had a workbench and woodworking tools, and my father had access to logs of Brazilian Rosewood and African Bubinga wood. Each sculpture is from one contiguous piece of wood.

Monster Clay and other Inspirations


Recently I posted on my Facebook page ‘Sculptor Trevor C’ declaring my love for… Monster Clay, I know… sad isn’t it… fortunately, it's not my only love, just in the confines of my sculpture world.

Membership Matters

 Membership Renewals

Membership renewals for this year were sent out mid July.  We have had a great response so far but there are still some to come.  For some people (me included) there has been a glitch in logging on to gain access to credit card payments by Stripe.  Your password does not work and if you use the lost password approach it still does not work.   Our website guru is still trying to resolve it.  If you can remember your password and log in to the website and then go back to the renewal email it works.  The alternative is just pay by transfer to the ASV account.    BSB   063 105    Account No    00800382.  

We will be sending out further reminders once the password problem is fixed.  

Student members - at the last committee meeting it was resolved that student members would be given 3 years free membership.  If you are a student and wish to avail yourself of this please let me know (treasurer@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au) so that we can record it and not bother you with requests for subs!. We are refunding any who have just paid for this year.

Cheers
John

Do you have any documents pertaining to the history of the ASV?

For example: old minutes, letters, interesting documents about your practice. Long term members must have things tucked away that they want to get rid of. Please contact me on 0412 122 884. We want to store our history in a safe place.

Gillian Govan

Exhibitions to Enter

 Most current exhibitions have gone online but there is still hope that some will be held soon... an entry is a hope.. so keep watching for the opportunities

Coming Up: Information, Entry Forms & Next Meeting

Gillian Govan
What a month it has been. Lots of lows but lots of highs too. So, let’s focus on the highs. 

We now have 3 exhibitions to look forward to and all entry forms and terms and conditions are on our website. You probably have lots of questions particularly about the rerun of the Annual. Please feel free to ring me or better still, join us on the Zoom meeting on the 11th August. 

Paul Cacioli has organised an exhibition at Mont Delancey. Well done Paul and good luck. A lovely drive to a heritage house, see blacksmiths at work and enjoy afternoon tea or lunch in the café. We are all looking for places to go… now we can.

Art on the Hill


Luckily COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and the Art on The Hill exhibition can go on. We have had a fantastic response with 21 artists entering 50 works. Our social media campaign has reached a broad range of people and we expect to get a good crowd at the exhibition. That being said we will be following COVID-19 requirements with restricted numbers, up t 14 people,  being allowed in the gallery at any one time. Registration and masks will be mandatory. We need to keep each safe.

Chaff Cutting
The blacksmiths will also be putting on a display of their skills as well as having some of their creations for sale. They will also be happy to talk about their craft as well as the lessons that are offered.

Vale John Fasham

 Vale John Fasham passed away 17th July 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRqJEN-DySn/?utm_medium=share_sheet

Condolences to all concerned

News from other Exhibitions

here we have such news of exhibitions outside the ASV as has come to hand. Sculptors should also check sources such as arts Hub and the Art Almanac for news and opportunities - not to mention exhibitions worth viewing.


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Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2021

50 Years as a Sculptor By Michael Meszaros

 

This exhibition celebrates long term member sculptor Michael Meszaros’ 50 year career as a full-time, self-supporting artist. Meszaros has produced a number of well-known public works throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria, Australia and internationally. Working primarily in bronze, fabricated copper and stainless steel, his work includes sculptures, portraits, and his particular speciality, medals.

Sculptors' Materials and Equipment

 Suzanne Kaldor, one of our long term member sculptors is unfortunately unable to continue sculpting.

 She would therefore like to donate materials eg. wax ,plaster, clay, tools etc to fellow sculptors.  Please contact Suzanne by email:   suzannekaldor@bigpond.com   or by text on 0419591046 if you would like to take advantage of this wonderful offer.

 In the meantime we wish Suzanne well…. Gillian

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Donation from the Estate of Wanda Skalik-Stelmach

Wanda Skalik-Stelmach’s family wish to donate their mother's equipment for the sculpture of life size work from clay. Shown here are photographs of the equipment. One is a stand that swivels around and the height can be changed. The other is the framework. If one of your members might be interested in these pieces of equipment I would be happy to pass these onto them. Best wishes, Wanda 0402048822

Membership Matters

 Welcome to New and Returned Members

During the past month we welcomed Gunnel Watkins and Peter Revelman

Monica Mauer Jan ASV Membership Officer

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Membership Renewals

Membership renewals for this year were sent out mid July.  We have had a great response so far but there are still some to come.  For some people (me included) there has been a glitch in logging on to gain access to credit card payments by Stripe.  Your password does not work and if you use the lost password approach it still does not work.   Our website guru is still trying to resolve it.  If you can remember your password and log in to the website and then go back to the renewal email it works.  The alternative is just pay by transfer to the ASV account.    BSB   063 105    Account No    00800382.  

We will be sending out further reminders once the password problem is fixed.  

Student members - at the last committee meeting it was resolved that student members would be given 3 years free membership.  If you are a student and wish to avail yourself of this please let me know (treasurer@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au) so that we can record it and not bother you with requests for subs! We are refunding any who have just paid for this year.

Cheers
John

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The Annual & Awards Exhibition and our Future Program

We have a full program for the second half of 2021 - everyone will be working hard to enable it to go ahead:

Planning for our Annual & Awards Exhibition was going so well.  We had delivery planned and we were dealing with the challenges our new venue offered - as well as the opportunities for a long term relationship.

Then came a Covid19 lockdown - So we postponed. A lot of our commitments have been put off until October when we have Take Two scheduled. 

"Future" Peter Luckock
We’d already invested in publicity and had everything set up  for the online aspect of a real life show so we produced the exhibition online only. Sculptors produced their own amazing images - we did our best with social media plus Art Almanac gave us an additional digital ad in a generous show of support.

Members' Meetings

Members' Meeting

 Jon Eiseman will speak to us about his work on Wednesday 21st July at 7.30 pm.

Art on the Hill

Entries Close Soon:

 “Art on the Hill” Sculptures, Paintings & Blacksmithing Exhibition

Conditions of Entry – Art on The Hill

Plinths for Sculpture

 As some of you may know, I’ve made a few plinths for Aukje’s sculptures and over time it’s become apparent that portability is an issue. A full size, solid plinth that can safely hold a sculpture of significant weight quickly become heavy and when 2 or 3 sculptures are to be transported with that many plinths, then car space also becomes a problem. Additionally, these solid, box column plinths quickly become scuffed and require frequent repainting. 

I’ve been asked to see if I can come up with a solution for these problems and the requirements boils down to: 

Stanisłav Szukalski

Stanisłav Szukalski (13 December 1893 – 19 May 1987) was a Polish sculptor and painter who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance.[1] Szukalski's art exhibits influence from ancient cultures such as Egyptian, Slavic, and Aztec combined with elements of art nouveau, from the various currents of early 20th century European modernism - cubism, expressionism, futurism and pre-Columbian art. During the 1920s, he was hailed as Poland's "greatest living artist". The style of his art was called "Bent Classicism".[2]

Meridian Sculpture Foundry

Once again Meridian Sculpture Foundry are sponsoring the Annual and Awards Exhibition with a donation of a Full Enrolment Workshop voucher which includes the casting of the piece made in the workshop.  Meridian are keen to see people getting back into classes and to see the art industry recovering. Workshops will be run each month from September onwards. ASV members get $100 discount on Full Enrolments

Gordon Smethurst Robertson


Sadly our friend and fellow sculptor passed away on 11th June 2021 following an ongoing battle with a blood disorder.

 Gordon was born in Burma (Myanmar) 1936 and lived in Burma, Scotland, India and London before coming to Australia in 1948. He went to many schools where he learnt resilience and then to Dookie College. He did National service in the Royal Australian Navy.  He was a devoted family man.  Loved tennis and had a passion for creating starting with blacksmithing then on to sculpture.

This photo was on the order of service for his memorial service and was chosen unanimously by his family as it was where he loved to be. It was his happy place.

Members' Exhibitions and News

 

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Suzanne Kaldor, one of our long term member sculptors

Welcome to New and Returning Members

 Welcome to New and Returned Members

During the past two months we welcomed

Annie Glass,  David Wemyss- Smith (Manyung Gallery), Ingrid Dusselberg, Hank Tyler, Jenny Reddin and Alexandra de Jong 

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

Monica Mauer Jan ASV Membership Office

Exhibitions of Interest


Exhibitions to enter and closing soon.... 


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Sculptures in the Garden

9 October to 24 October 2021

https://www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au/info-for-artists

Entries close Friday 20th August

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Entries in - Annual & Awards Exhibition 2021


The entries for the Annual and awards are now in and we have over 100 great works. It will be a wonderful diverse, high good quality exhibition. Well done all.

Delivery & Set Up is Wednesday 2 June

ASV Exhibition Program 2021

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2 - 15 June at the Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Indoor works

Port of Sale Victoria Sculpture Prize 12 to 14 Nov 


A large internal and external exhibition with major and minor sculpture acquisition prizes on offer. 

Tina Wentcher

The Tina Wentcher Prize and its method of judging was a bequest of sculptor Tina Wentcher who died in 1974. For the past 20 or so years it has alternated with the Andor Meszaros Prize. The Tina Wentcher medallion made by Michael Meszaros was first offered as part of the prize in 2001. In recent years the prize conditions have been changed to encourage sculptors with less than 10 years experience rather than an age based system. The ASV invites all emerging sculptors including non-members to submit an entry for this prize. The Tina Wentcher Medallion will be judged by a panel of three – an external judge, the president of the ASV and another member of the ASV. 

Exhibition at the McClelland Gallery 24 July to 12 November 2017:

Tina Haim – Tina Haim-Wentscher – Tina Wentcher: Sculptor 1887-1974
Curated by Ken Scarlett OAM
This exhibition celebrated this German-Australian sculptor whose work elegantly fuses Eastern and Western influences.

Image: Tina WENTCHER: Two Balinese Girl Dancers (Two Legong Dancers, Balinese Dancing Girls) c1938. Bronze with patinated highlights 45.3 x 22.0 x 27.5 cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery

Bequest of the artist in memory of her late husband Julius Wentcher, 1974

Meetings, Workshops and Activities

Meetings and workshops. 

There's plenty happening and plenty coming up - enjoy!


19 May ASV committee meeting. 

Our committee meetings always go accompanied with wine and (gf) pizza or nibbles ( and a bit of social chatting )  .  Everyone is invited to attend, as it is a great way to share ideas, and get to know what the association is about, what we do,  how we do it, and why.  And where input may be needed.  We are sure there are some great ideas out there that just don’t reach us.  

Come along, either in person, or zoom in.  The agenda will be sent out in the week before, so any ideas, send them to John! 

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Jon Eiseman an established bronze sculptor has agreed to talk to us about his practice.

Welcome to New Members

 New & returned members

Welcome to Peter Saville 
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions.
Monica Mauer Jan 
ASV Membership Officer

Members' Work on Exhibition

 

Plus:

STEEL LIFE- Artworks by Andre Sardone.

19th-27th June 2021 Dudley House , View Street Bendigo

Congratulations to Members

"Serenity" Marija Patterson

Congratulations to Marija Patterson for winning best in show at the Kilmore Art Expo with her piece “Serenity”.  Further congratulation too for Aukje van Vark who won the best sculpture with her piece “Drinking Giraffe”. 

“Art on the Hill” Sculptures, Paintings & Blacksmithing Exhibition

Hi Fellow Artists,

This is a call for entries for the “Art on The Hill” exhibition.

The exhibition will be held at the Historic Mont De Lancey Homestead Gallery (https://www.montdelancey.org.au/), located at 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North, from the 7th to the 8th of August from 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

Up to 2 sculptures and another artwork (painting/print/photograph) or two artworks (painting/print/photograph) and a sculpture can be accepted. There is a $20.00 charge per entry but there is no commission on sales. Both indoor and outdoor sculptures will be considered. Outdoor sculptures must be able to be manually installed as we have no vehicle or forklift access to the area.

Opportunities

Call for Artists – “Expression of Interest” Trafalgar Recreation Reserve Trafalgar Multi Use Pavilion Public Art Installation The artwork will have a functional purpose as a screen to the western end of the building but will also be important as a landmark and place maker. The work will be metal, and dimensions are approximately 2.4m high by 4.3m long. Total budget for the project is $35,000 (ex GST) Expression of Interest by 2pm Thurs 13 May 2021 to chris.duff@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au 

Enquiries  Karen.whitaker-taylor@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au 

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Sculptures in the Garden

9 October to 24 October 2021

https://www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au/info-for-artists/

Entries close Friday 20th August

Set to go - Annual & Awards Exhibition 2021

Our Annual and Awards Exhibition at the building of the Victorian Artists Association is well into the planning stage. We have a venue, a date and the entry forms are now on our website with our terms and conditions. Please read these carefully as this is a different type of venue with its own logistics to manage. But it is a terrific gallery and unless your work is dangerous, obscene or too big to carry up the stairs or in the lift it will not be rejected by the gallery. It is still our prerogative to decide if we can accept works at the time of entry.

All information and entry forms are linked to https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms 

ASV Exhibition Program 2021

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2 - 15 June at the Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Indoor works

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Port of Sale Victoria Sculpture Prize 12 to 14 November 

Meetings & Workshops

Chris Anderson would like to invite members to his workshop on the 13th April, which is the bump in for the Kilmore Art Expo.  “The bump in is in the morning, so we could have an afternoon open workshop visit at my place, just 10 minutes out of Kilmore.  I have 183 acres of land and would be happy for members to come and explore the property looking for inspiration to their hearts content. I have 30 horses, lots of kangaroos, eagles, kookaburras, platypus, echidnas, sugar gliders, possums, bats, owls etc.  I will do a demonstration of my sculpture processes etc at 1 pm and we could even have a bonfire, pizza and wine night for who ever is still here for the sunset.  From my house on top of the hill we have a 360 degree view of the sunset.  Members are welcome to camp if they wish, and the night sky here is amazing because we are far enough from the city lights.”

The Kilmore Art Expo runs 16 to 18 April

Postponed: Mont Delancey “The Steel Brush Art Expo” Sculptures, Paintings and Blacksmithing Exhibition

 Due to unforeseen circumstances the exhibition will be postponed to a date in August.

I would like to invite you to enter a small art exhibition at the Mont Delancey Homestead Gallery (https://www.montdelancey.org.au/), located at 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North, from the 14th to the 18th of April from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Numbers are limited so please make contact soon if you would like to enter.

Up to 2 sculptures can be accepted. There is a $20.00 charge per entry but there is no commission on sales. Both indoor and outdoor sculptures will be considered. Outdoor sculptures must be able to be manually installed as we have no vehicle or forklift access to the area.

New and Returning Members

 Welcome to 

Peter Luckock, Marina Fox  and Nicole Allen 

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions.

Monica Mauer Jan 
ASV Membership Officer

Opportunities and Exhibitions to See

It's well worth reading through this section - with so much going on it's impossible to keep up but this may help you find the events that work best for you.....

Members showing work



Issa Ouattara is showing work until 25 April, at Bulleen Art and Garden galleries with an artists’ floor talk on Sunday 11 April

Engagement in Sculpture

Is there anybody out there?

Herring Island was a success! The sculpture was great, we had great visitors - some of whom bought your work - we sold nine works over the nine days.  The weather was kind and the main lack of numbers was due to the very quiet opening and non event Australia Day. 

Sales are a very crude measure of success - plus for our sculptors who have shown not-for-sale works what does that even mean? 

Engagement: The online exhibition ran in conjunction with the physical exhibition. Visitors were able to view sculpture details on their smartphones by scanning individual QR codes on the plinth labels. They could also vote for the people’s choice award, view the sculptor’s profile page and even purchase the work - all contact-less and in their own hands. The web analytics tool showed the great leap in engagements with the website during the exhibition - also a decline immediately the physical show finished. Still this gave us a tool to enhance engagement with our sculptors - so keep your profile page up to date -  it links to the exhibition and it can help you!

Zoom Meeting at 7:30pm 10th March 2021


Zoom Meeting at 7:30pm 10th March 2021

One big gain from having Zoom meetings is that sculptors in regional Victoria can join us. Just please everyone remember we’ll be operating with all on mute unless they wish to speak that way those with less signal strength get to hear what is going on. Details and a link will be sent to members closer to the date.

The Annual & Awards Exhibition 2021 is actually happening


 The last year with Covid put us all in uncertain times and has been very challenging. With the Covid restrictions lifting there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Hopefully there is a renewed passion for our art and we get the creative juices flowing.

After all the excitement of having the Herring Island exhibition and the disappointment of not having the Melbourne Flower and Garden show we are currently planning the next exhibition.

The Annual & Awards Exhibition will be held in June 2021 at the VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY, 430 Albert St, East Melbourne, VIC 3002.

We are very excited to be holding this exhibition in this historical iconic building.

The exhibition will run from 3rd June to 14th June. (Bump in Wednesday 2nd June / Bump out Tuesday 15th June)

The exhibition entries can be up to three sculptures per exhibitor.

Entry forms and Terms and Conditions are being finalised and all members will be notified when they are available online.

Get excited and happy sculpting. 

Many thanks
Yvonne Monik & Gillian Govan
Annual Exhibition Coordinator

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to Jane Alcorn and Sue Smales

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions.

Monica Mauer Jan 
ASV Membership Officer

ASV Exhibition Program 2021

 Still on.....

Tina Wentcher medallion
Vic Arts Soc
Victorian Artists Society

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2 - 15 June at the Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Indoor works


Margaret Gunnersen
William Hoggan Thomas Award

Port of Sale - Gippsland Art Gallery 

Port of Sale Victoria Sculpture Prize 12 to 14 November 

A large internal and external exhibition with major and minor sculpture acquisition prizes on offer. 

Up to 6 works per sculptor with all works for public sale.
A great weekend in Gippsland sightseeing and networking with fellow sculptors.
Selected artist talks
No compulsory exhibition sitting

Artist bump in        Friday 7am – 1pm

Opening & Announcement of awards Gippsland Gallery Friday  6.30pm - 7.30pm
Exhibition hours:     Sat 9am – 6pm   Sun 9am – 4pm
Removal of works:  Sunday 4.30pm – 8pm

ASV in partnership with Wellington Shire Council, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale and NFP Fundraising Partner Wildlife Victoria. 

Exhibitions to View




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A4 Art Australia... 2021
 

A National exhibition of A4-sized artworks in a range of styles and subjects

The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria warmly invites you to join with us for refreshments at the OPENING of our eighth annual A4 Art Australia coming up soon on Saturday 6 MARCH between 12 noon and 2pm at the Herring Island Gallery, Over 200 artists have contributed to this exhibition of over 600 affordable artworks in our show. All for sale! 

Official opening and exhibition launch:
Saturday 6 March, 12 noon to 2pm at the Herring Island Gallery on Herring Island South Yarra, Melbourne.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Robert Lee President of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. The exhibition is proudly supported by Parks Victoria.

Information http://www.herringislandfestival.org.au

Exhibitions and Opportunities

 This post will be added to until the publication of the next newsletter. It will include opportunities to enter exhibitions, and any other notices that have a short life. If the details and links aren't immediately visible they will be in the associated graphics and information later in the "read more" section...

Against the Odds - On Herring Island

The Herring Island exhibition this year is our first hybrid online and real life exhibition. The virtual exhibition is up at https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/virtual-exhibition/2021-herring-island-summer-arts-festival. There are still images and videos. There is a brief welcome message from Gillian on the landing page of the online exhibition to make up for the lack of an opening day speech. We kept that as compact as we could - has anyone listened to it? How do you think it introduces the exhibition? Did you check the page out on opening day and marvel at Rob Anderson being able to get us the images so fast????? We have a slide show on negotiating the online exhibition here

MIFGS 2021 Postponed

 

Dear Sculptors,

We have just been notified that this year’s MIFGS is being postponed to October.

IMG informed us that :
“With the high-risk and uncertain nature of running large scale events in a COVID-19 climate, a difficult decision has been made to not proceed with the scheduled dates, 24-28 March 2021 for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show”

“We are exploring alternative options and dates for a show in October 2021." 

February Zoom Meeting

 Zoom Meeting at 7:30pm 10th February 2021
One big gain from having Zoom meetings is that sculptors in Regional Victoria can join us. Just please everyone remember we’ll be operating with all on mute unless they wish to speak, that way those with less signal strength get to hear what is going on. Details and a link will be sent to members closer to the date.
We have a lot to talk about - probably the most momentous is the postponement of MIFGS. We will be refunding entry fees to those who entered the exhibition already - then to decide what to do - perhaps instead or as a build up to our Annual & Awards Exhibition in June.
We can share our reactions to the current Herring Island exhibition - our first hybrid online and real life show. Did you see both versions? Can you give us feedback.
And what have you been doing as Covid restrictions eased and Summer gives us long days? Have you been part of the gradual opening up of exhibitions? Is your own studio back in the swing of work? Did you learn new skills over lock down?
And of course - who will be the President of the ASV in 2021? Who will take us forward on an ambitious program of sculpting and exhibiting sculpture? Hopefully we’ll find out on February 10th.