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.

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.