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.

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.