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.

The Annual & Awards Exhibition and our Future Program

We have a full program for the second half of 2021 - everyone will be working hard to enable it to go ahead:

Planning for our Annual & Awards Exhibition was going so well.  We had delivery planned and we were dealing with the challenges our new venue offered - as well as the opportunities for a long term relationship.

Then came a Covid19 lockdown - So we postponed. A lot of our commitments have been put off until October when we have Take Two scheduled. 

"Future" Peter Luckock
We’d already invested in publicity and had everything set up  for the online aspect of a real life show so we produced the exhibition online only. Sculptors produced their own amazing images - we did our best with social media plus Art Almanac gave us an additional digital ad in a generous show of support.

Members' Meetings

Members' Meeting

 Jon Eiseman will speak to us about his work on Wednesday 21st July at 7.30 pm.

Art on the Hill

Entries Close Soon:

 “Art on the Hill” Sculptures, Paintings & Blacksmithing Exhibition

Conditions of Entry – Art on The Hill

Plinths for Sculpture

 As some of you may know, I’ve made a few plinths for Aukje’s sculptures and over time it’s become apparent that portability is an issue. A full size, solid plinth that can safely hold a sculpture of significant weight quickly become heavy and when 2 or 3 sculptures are to be transported with that many plinths, then car space also becomes a problem. Additionally, these solid, box column plinths quickly become scuffed and require frequent repainting. 

I’ve been asked to see if I can come up with a solution for these problems and the requirements boils down to: 

Stanisłav Szukalski

Stanisłav Szukalski (13 December 1893 – 19 May 1987) was a Polish sculptor and painter who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance.[1] Szukalski's art exhibits influence from ancient cultures such as Egyptian, Slavic, and Aztec combined with elements of art nouveau, from the various currents of early 20th century European modernism - cubism, expressionism, futurism and pre-Columbian art. During the 1920s, he was hailed as Poland's "greatest living artist". The style of his art was called "Bent Classicism".[2]

Meridian Sculpture Foundry

Once again Meridian Sculpture Foundry are sponsoring the Annual and Awards Exhibition with a donation of a Full Enrolment Workshop voucher which includes the casting of the piece made in the workshop.  Meridian are keen to see people getting back into classes and to see the art industry recovering. Workshops will be run each month from September onwards. ASV members get $100 discount on Full Enrolments

Gordon Smethurst Robertson


Sadly our friend and fellow sculptor passed away on 11th June 2021 following an ongoing battle with a blood disorder.

 Gordon was born in Burma (Myanmar) 1936 and lived in Burma, Scotland, India and London before coming to Australia in 1948. He went to many schools where he learnt resilience and then to Dookie College. He did National service in the Royal Australian Navy.  He was a devoted family man.  Loved tennis and had a passion for creating starting with blacksmithing then on to sculpture.

This photo was on the order of service for his memorial service and was chosen unanimously by his family as it was where he loved to be. It was his happy place.

Members' Exhibitions and News

 

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Suzanne Kaldor, one of our long term member sculptors

Welcome to New and Returning Members

 Welcome to New and Returned Members

During the past two months we welcomed

Annie Glass,  David Wemyss- Smith (Manyung Gallery), Ingrid Dusselberg, Hank Tyler, Jenny Reddin and Alexandra de Jong 

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

Monica Mauer Jan ASV Membership Office

Exhibitions of Interest


Exhibitions to enter and closing soon.... 


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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

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