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.

Presidents' Comments


Hello and Seasons Greetings from the New ASV Presidents Team

Paul Cacioli (team leader) 

Gunnel Watkins and Bruce Webb


Firstly, we want to thank Gillian for her strong leadership and work she has done for the ASV. Gillian has been a great go-to person and has always provided friendship and support. Thankfully she is not  leaving us and will remain a sounding board and contributor to the new incoming president's team.


We also wish to thank and acknowledge the ASV committee who have done an amazing job throughout a challenging year. Their ongoing commitment and enthusiasm is inspiring.

Additions and changes to the team going forward include Anne Anderson who is taking over the membership position from Monica Mauer.  Carmel Ritchie and Gunnel Watkins have put their hands up for the newsletter. We welcome these new appointments and thank Monica and Jenny for their excellent contributions over many years.  


There has been a lot of discussion on how the ASV presents itself and as a team we are now looking at how we can modernize ourselves by upgrading our website, our newsletter and our social media platforms. We are also looking into providing more opportunities for members to network and exhibit their works. The other key area is that of increasing our membership with up and coming as well as established sculptors.


We will keep you informed of our progress and we look forward to your continued support and working closely with you.


It would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the difficult times many of us have faced during the past 2 years. We wish to end on a positive note. Speaking to many of the ASV members the lockdowns have given opportunities to redirect otherwise external energies into creating inspirational works and fuelling  passions. As artists, we can give ourselves the gift of creation which is a precious state of being.


Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Hoping this festive season will be joyful for you all.

Your Presidential Team


Diary Dates


Diary Dates

Not everything is set - but we look forward to a productive year:

Herring Island

      15 January to 6 February 2022

Start of the year gathering and celebration for members

      February dates TBC


      30 March to 3 April

Visit to Dean Bowen’s studio

Thursday 5 May at 6pm

Annual & Awards Exhibition

       8 - 28 June


       September - October dates TBC

Victoria Sculpture Prize 

       November dates TBC

View of Sale Exhibition

A moment in time - A clear night’s view of the wonderful Port of Sale sculpture exhibition this November. These structures made the area seem almost magical. Fortunately, after days of heavy rain, it had ceased, allowing the moon to shine brightly and proudly over all the statues. Wondrously, many people came to view the statues, commenting on the skill and creativity of the sculptors. (photo by Carmel Ritchie)

Visit to Dean Bowen's studio.

 We are lucky to have organised a visit to Dean Bowen’s studio next year, 2022 

Put it in your diaries!     Thursday, 5th of May 2022 at 6.00pm.

About Dean Bowen: 

Dean Bowen is an Australian artist working across a number of mediums including painting, sculpture and printmaking. He has held over ninety solo exhibitions in Australia, France, Japan, Switzerland and the UK and his work is represented in over seventy national and international collections.

Dean is renowned for his life affirming artwork depicting vibrant birds and animals as well as urban and country scenes. His vision and diverse range of mediums, whether it be painting, sculpture or printmaking, come together to produce images that are joyous, lively and full of humour. (from Salt Contemporary Art)

Entry Forms and Exhibitions

Entry form for MIFGS is on the ASV website

Entry forms, information and conditions of entry are all available at - now that we are able to hold real life exhibitions the pace is increasing - and hopefully our public is as keen as we are.

Enquiries for MIFGS Paul Cacioli 0429575299


Closing date for entries 7th March 2022

Have you ever wondered how the judges choose the winners? 

Other Exhibitions and Opportunities to share and sell your work


Other Art Interests

NGV Gallery https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/?gclid=CjwKCAiAtouOBhA6Ei wA2nLKH_Gm0PR_Lj9t74gQU7DgZPV83X86-tQbA0-iAmD5lU5X6FB6glytCxoCWS8QAv

‘Rising’ in the Ballroom above Flinders St Station 8th Nov to 12th June https://rising.melbourne/


Other Exhibitions and Opportunities to share and sell your work

  • Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition entries close 1st February
  • Entry into the Trails 2022 close 15th February  open April 3rd to 1st May 2022

  • Climarte Emergency Action:  WHY A CALL TO ART? SLF 2022 FORUM  www.climarte.org

  • Please check the website for further information

Newsletter - Invitation to participate 

We would love to hear from you - we invite you to share your news: we wish to inspire, inform and assist with skills development, please send us any  interesting items you come across and events where you are exhibiting.

Please email Carmel or Gunnel at newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au         


Thanks to Jenny Rickards

 Hello everyone.

Many thanks to Jenny Rickards who has worked tirelessly for years on this newsletter as well as the website. Now it is time for her to relax and make more artworks, while Gunnel and I take over this task.

Carmel Ritchie and Gunnel Watkins, the new ASV newsletter editors.