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.

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.

ASV News

 ASV Exhibition Program 2021 Still on.....

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 November 

Exhibitions to Enter

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

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Flora is an exhibition that will take place from 25 March – 1 May across the City of Greater Dandenong, in various locations.