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.

From the President

Hi all
I have just returned from a walk along the esplanade at Portsmouth Harbour, England with friends I have known since 1961. I came across this sculpture that commemorates the friendship between UK and Australia
"Bond of Friendship" John Robinson
Words on each side at the base of this sculpture:

Dates for Your Diary

Mark Cowie "Cloud Tree"
Meetings are usually held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm,
  • 12 October - Mark Cowie to speak about his work. We are likely to meet in the main hall at Ashburton so there will be plenty of room for everyone.
  • 9 November Our AGM speaker to be advised
  • December Christmas Party

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

"Transition" by Fatih Semiz
The ninth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize has been unveiled at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival.

As was to be expected, the judges had a very stimulating yet difficult exercise to undertake given the broad-ranging nature of the sculptures exhibited in the competition. The judges were very impressed by the quality, standard and styles of work presented for their assessment and commented on the innovative and stimulating utilisation of media and presentation.

Sculptor profile: Veronique Derville

"Red Elephant" shown at the
2016 Annual and Awards Exhibition
Born in Germany in 1964, I moved to France, as a teenager and studied a double degree in German Civilisation and Art History in Paris. Since 2000, I have been living in Melbourne with my family.
I have always been exploring my creative mind through a variety of techniques like oil painting, water colouring, drawing and photography, craft, sawing, modelling, ceramics, pottery and many more.

Alerts, other news, exhibitions to see...

Most of the items in this section are shared from links supplied by Google Alerts. Even more information on upcoming exhibitions and opportunities can be found in the Art Almanac. You can subscribe to their e-newsletter - it’s free!

Toolangi Sculpture Trail 6 - 20 November 2016 http://www.toolangisculpture.com/

How to survive the transition to online entry forms.... and still be a sculptor

Every exhibition that the ASV runs is managed by volunteers - and they do an amazing job. We handle invitations, prizes, catalogues, catering, parking permits, coordinate a sitting roster, set up and dismantle and still produce some sculpture ourselves.

In order to continue doing this and stay sane(?) we are looking at online entry forms being the default method of entry for exhibitions. We have been using the forms for data entry for some time now and some of you have already entered online. With the help of Google we now have forms that will send you a record of your submission - and even refuse to take your entry unless you confirm that the work is your original work and you’ve read the conditions. Pretty awesome really.

Google puts the data into a lovely spread sheet for us and that enables us to manage the exhibition - well the paperwork side of it.... and our amazing website designer has produced a system whereby we can upload the new entries to our website with .. well ... a few clicks and not too much swearing ;-)

So for our next exhibitions we’ll post you the Conditions of Entry and a check list of what to do to enter online. And what to do if you have no way of entering online.

The aim is to streamline the administration so that we can all concentrate on our real work - so yes do give us feedback after you have faced the computer and entered your work. The forms will appear on the newsletter website http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au - and will vanish soon after the close of entries.

Good luck everyone - and keep sculpting

Meridian Sculpture Foundry workshops

The last of the special offer workshops is coming up in October.

Meridian Sculpture Foundry are offering ASV members special price of $850 (normally $950) for any booking in 2016. Includes all materials and bronze casting finished and patinated.

To take us up on this offer ASV Members will need to email

gareth@meridiansculpture.com & book.

Mon 26th & Thurs 29th Oct: 6-9pm
Sat 15th & Sun 16th Oct: 2-5pm