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 Future of our Association - a Proposal

A hybrid committee meeting
in between lockdowns
At the 2020 AGM of our association, Gillian, our long time president did not renominate for the role of president. We were lucky enough that John and John did renominate for treasurer and secretary which we are all very grateful for. But, since Yvonne also decided not to renominate for vice presidency, our association was left without official leadership.

Next meeting, Information & Entry Forms

 At this time our Annual and Awards exhibition is going ahead. Entries close 14th September and from then on, our exhibition will be advertised on social media and radio stations and the gallery will be sending publicity to their contacts. If lockdown is over art lovers will be desperate to get out and see art. I know we are all keeping our fingers crossed. It is something to work towards and be positive about. Join our zoom on 8th September for questions and maybe answers. A notice will be sent prior to the meeting.

Our next meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 8th September at 7:30pm. Another suggestion for our meeting is if any members would like to tell us about their journey in sculpture. It is always interesting to know why, when, how we are making our art.

For terms and conditions and entry forms for all exhibitions please visit our website: https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms . Also please note that the Information - Conditions of Entry have been updated to include the additional prizes that Gavin has negotiated - thank you Gavin - awesome work!

For further information please contact Gillian Govan for the Annual - 0412 122 884 gmps.govan@bigpond.com

And for Victoria Sculpture Prize - Gavin Roberts. Victoria_prize@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Supporting Wildlife through the “Victoria Sculpture Prize”

 

Supporting Wildlife through the “Victoria Sculpture Prize”

ASV teams up with Wildlife Victoria and CARE (Concerned Artists Resisting Extinction) as we encourage artists to enter up to 5 works and price their work to sell this November to support at threat and endangered wildlife. 5% of all sales from the Victoria Sculpture Prize is being donated to Wildlife Victoria and it’s a great cause.

Congratulations Kooyonga Creek

 For many years Kooyonga Creek Winery has been one of our sponsors supplying wines for exhibitions openings and wines for prizes. 

CONGRATULATIONS  KOOYONGA CREEK 

James Halliday one of Australia’s most respected wine critics and vignerons has awarded them the following:

Art on The Hill Postponed

 Art on The Hill Postponed.

Once again the lockdown has been extended at least until the 23rd of September. Rather than give up I have managed to book the gallery for the 9th and 10th of October. This means bump-in will be on Friday the 8th of October and bump-out will on the 11th of October.

I look forward to your continued support, Keep well and keep safe 

Paul Cacioli, 

New Member, Hank Tyler

Hank Tyler with
Abstract in Red Box
New Member, Hank Tyler, tells us about his sculptures.

For sixty-one years I have been sculpting birds in wood. I am self-taught and was influenced from the age of 15 years on by the American, Chippy Chase, a masterful sculptor of birds…and, luckily, a neighbor. My boyhood home had a workbench and woodworking tools, and my father had access to logs of Brazilian Rosewood and African Bubinga wood. Each sculpture is from one contiguous piece of wood.

Monster Clay and other Inspirations


Recently I posted on my Facebook page ‘Sculptor Trevor C’ declaring my love for… Monster Clay, I know… sad isn’t it… fortunately, it's not my only love, just in the confines of my sculpture world.

Membership Matters

 Membership Renewals

Membership renewals for this year were sent out mid July.  We have had a great response so far but there are still some to come.  For some people (me included) there has been a glitch in logging on to gain access to credit card payments by Stripe.  Your password does not work and if you use the lost password approach it still does not work.   Our website guru is still trying to resolve it.  If you can remember your password and log in to the website and then go back to the renewal email it works.  The alternative is just pay by transfer to the ASV account.    BSB   063 105    Account No    00800382.  

We will be sending out further reminders once the password problem is fixed.  

Student members - at the last committee meeting it was resolved that student members would be given 3 years free membership.  If you are a student and wish to avail yourself of this please let me know (treasurer@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au) so that we can record it and not bother you with requests for subs!. We are refunding any who have just paid for this year.

Cheers
John

Do you have any documents pertaining to the history of the ASV?

For example: old minutes, letters, interesting documents about your practice. Long term members must have things tucked away that they want to get rid of. Please contact me on 0412 122 884. We want to store our history in a safe place.

Gillian Govan

Exhibitions to Enter

 Most current exhibitions have gone online but there is still hope that some will be held soon... an entry is a hope.. so keep watching for the opportunities