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.

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

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