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