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.

Really truly the Victoria Sculpture Prize is on!

VICTORIAN SCULPTURE PRIZE 2021 will mark the Closing of the 2021 Archibald Prize

Over the weekend of the 12-14th November In excess of 2000 visitors a day are expected to attend the Archibald Prize at the Gippsland Gallery, Port of Sale. With the excitement of our pending release from restrictions the Victorian Sculpture prize, supported by Wellington Shire Council will be held over what is nearly the final weekend ensuring both Metro and Regional Artists can enter and attend the event.

ASV News & Next Meetings


Well, there hasn’t been a great deal of good news lately and bottom of the barrel for us was cancelling the Annual & Awards Exhibition for the second time.

It has been so difficult not being able to shop for materials, take work to foundries, and exhibit in non ASV exhibitions but we are just keeping our fingers crossed for next year.  We have booked the Victorian Artists Society Gallery for 2022  for 3 weeks starting Wednesday 8th June to Tues 28th June. 

My other good news is that following Aukje’s letter in the last newsletter we have been fortunate to receive offers from four of our members to become part of the Presidential team. I am looking forward to working with them and handing over the reins.

As I write this I am also getting some good news from Gavin Roberts re Victorian Sculpture Prize in Sale.

MIFGS 2022

The ASV site is marked in purple

Dear fellow sculptors,

I can’t believe that it has been two years that we have been unable to hold an exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).

IMG is committed to running MIFGS next year and are currently proceeding with all the planning to have a COVID safe event. The dates for the show are 30th March to the 3rd of April 2022.

Herring Island Exhibition


The Herring Island exhibition is planned for 14 Jan to 6 Feb  in 2022. Entry forms will be on the ASV website soon. If you would like to assist with the exhibition at set up or dismantling or with publicity please let me know and I’ll put the team together. Decisions and considerations will include:

Non ASV Exhibition

 Probably this is not the only exhibition on offer... just what the editor's addled brain was able to register.


Members' News

Lots of news here and well worth checking all the articles contributed by members - enjoy -

Monster Clay

 I have many kg of 'slightly used' monster clay and other sculpting materials for sale. Half price Monster Clay... Who could resist? Loved the stuff... No longer sculpting. Hope someone can use it.