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.

Exhibitions to Enter

2021 brings the return of the opportunity to show work in real life - so all the offerings should be explored:


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.

Flora will explore and capture the importance, fragility and beauty of plants and nature. As part of the exhibition, we are putting an open call-out for people to submit artworks within the theme of flora to be exhibited at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens as part of the exhibition. Entry is free. Entry is through our website (scroll down to Flora applications) - https://greaterdandenong.com/document/32758/arts-opportunities


Lake Light Sculpture


An Outdoor and Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

Preparations are well underway for a Covid safe Lake Light Sculpture exhibition which will be held at Banjo Paterson Park over the Easter long weekend 2nd - 5th April 2021.

After the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid lockdowns, the committee is hard at work to return this much loved Easter event, making it bigger and better than ever before. We invite all our past exhibitors and anyone contemplating entering for the first time, to help us deliver a spectacular array of works set against our stunning Snowy Mountains back drop and still water lake.

The event is an outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibition open to professional and novice artists.  We also welcome entries from students and tradies that are keen to create and exhibit a sculpture that is controversial and thought-provoking or fun and whimsical.  Several diverse award categories are on offer in addition to our Major Prize of $10,000 and often, artworks qualify for many categories.  Head to our website www.lakelightsculpture.com.au and click on the Entries tab for more information.

At our last event, more than 80 sculptures lined the pathway around the Lake Jindabyne foreshore.  Another 37 were displayed as part of the indoor exhibition.  Each display entertained visitors both during the day and at night with the outdoor exhibition particularly stunning where the sculptures were beautifully illuminated.  Sculpture sales exceeded $100,000.

The deadline for entries is Friday 26th February, 2021  

The online entry form is simple to complete and is available through the website.  Click https://lakelightsculpture.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9219806b7435d4cfafcb85cb2&id=926792c5a9&e=c6c6fe9bc2 to go straight to it.  If you require any assistance with this registration process, please contact Coleena McCarty, our Entries Co-ordinator at entries@lakelightsculpture.com.au or 0477 514 050.

The prize pool for 2021 is in excess of $26,000 and we are looking forward to another successful event for our exhibitors and our visitors.  We are always encouraging artists to provide their own lighting for their outdoor entry, so they qualify for the $5,000 Illumination Award.  Power for these entries will still be supplied by Lake Light Sculpture. The event for 2021 will again feature the Indoor Exhibition which will be held at Rydges Snowy Mountains.  This will appeal to artists who work in glass, delicate or fragile materials that can’t bear the wear and tear of an outdoor sculpture exhibition.  Sculptures that can sit comfortably on a plinth will loosely meet the criteria.  This will allow many of our traditional and long-term exhibiting artists to enter another category.

The Lake Light Sculpture Committee look forward to receiving your entries and welcoming you to our region for Easter 2021.



A4 Art Australia 2021

We would like to invite you and your fellow artists, members, and students (over 18) to participate in our eighth annual A4 Art Australia exhibition - showing from 6 March to 5 April 2021. The exciting news is that the exhibition will be open to the public at the Herring Island Art Gallery for an extended period of 5 weekends including Labour Day 8 March, Good Friday, 2 April and Easter Monday, 5 April. Each year this exhibition has grown and proven to be popular with the public, with high visitor numbers over the exhibition duration and many sales. This year we will be adding an online 'e-shop' for artwork sales, making it even easier for art-lovers to buy your work! Artworks will be held by us and available for online sales for 3 months after the end of the physical exhibition. The exhibition is widely promoted with printed invitations, advertisements in Art Almanac, public signboards and social media - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

What is A4 Art Australia?  A4 Art Australia is an exhibition of A4-sized artworks, hence the title. This exhibition showcases A4-sized artworks by both established and emerging contemporary artists and offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art at low entry cost. By having a theme of A4 sized artworks, artists from all over Australia have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. All 2D artworks will be framed for the exhibition (see conditions) and entry is only $13 per artwork. All exhibited artworks will be photographed and exhibited on the CAS website. Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to four (4) A4-sized artworks for the exhibition.  Note: Both 2D & 3D works may be submitted.

See our website for all details at http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au/exhibitions and conditions of entry and online entry form at http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au/forms-payments/entry-form-a4-art-australia NOTE: Deadline for receipt of entries and Artworks: Friday 19 February 2021.


Call for Proposals

Applications are now open to submit proposals for Rookwood General Cemetery's HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2021.

Join Australian and international artists for the opportunity to showcase your work in the largest and oldest active cemetery in the southern hemisphere.

 All works selected for exhibition receive honorariums and are eligible for awards with a prize pool value of over $30,000. Additional support is available for works travelling over 200km to the exhibition.

Submit your proposals by 9 April 2021. http://www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/

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