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
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.
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
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:
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 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!
Jon Eiseman an established bronze sculptor has agreed to talk to us about his practice.
|"Serenity" Marija Patterson|
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.
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 email@example.com
9 October to 24 October 2021
Entries close Friday 20th August
All information and entry forms are linked to https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms
The Kilmore Art Expo runs 16 to 18 April
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.
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
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!
• 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.
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.
|Tina Wentcher medallion|
|Victorian Artists Society|
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.
Artist bump in Friday 7am – 1pm
ASV in partnership with Wellington Shire Council, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale and NFP Fundraising Partner Wildlife Victoria.
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.
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We have just been notified that this year’s MIFGS is being postponed to October.
“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."
2021 brings the return of the opportunity to show work in real life - so all the offerings should be explored:
GIPPSLAND SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Sculpture Culture in Yinnar 21 March - 9 May 2021
Entries close February 1st 2021
Entries at www.gippslandsculptureexhibition.com
Flora is an exhibition that will take place from 25 March – 1 May across the City of Greater Dandenong, in various locations.