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,

 Well I am back in the chair again. I didn’t have to campaign like Donald Trump…. There was no competition! However this is my last year so I would like someone to help out and take over next year please.

This year started very well with a very inspiring talk by Sonia Payse and then a visit to the National Gallery to hear from Bruce Armstrong about his amazing sculptures.

It was interesting that the key message of both sculptors was… make art. Make as much as you can. Enjoy making it for the sake of making it. Nobody sees your ideas while they are in your head. 

Dates for Your Diary

 


Marija Patterson, Activities Coordinator

Vale Graeme Cameron

 
"Blade" by Graeme Cameron
After a distinguished career in architecture, Graeme took up sculpting as an expression of his creativity in retirement, perfectly in tune with the rich and diverse cultural life he and Carol had led over the years. 

By happy coincidence I was running limestone sculpture workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden in the early 2000s, and Graeme turned up for a session. After that we had many sculpting adventures together in his garden studio. It turned out that Graeme had already acquired a couple of my pieces for his garden, having sold some of his renowned art collection in order to "re-invest". 

Sonia Payes: Our Speaker at the 2016 AGM

 

Before the start of the AGM on Nov 9th, Members were treated to a vibrant enthusiastic presentation by the multi talented Sonia Payes. From a background on photography Sonia has developed her art from new – media , and from 2D through to 3D into sculpture.


Sonia Payes is a photographer and new media artist based in Melbourne, Australia. A Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Photography, Payes studied at the Australian College of Photography, Arts and Communication and at The Melbourne School of Art and Photography.

An Anthology of Strange Creatures


Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new members: Sonia Payes and Ismaidi - We look forward to seeing your work in exhibitions


Rob Kendi ASV membership officer



Calls for Entries

It's going to be a great 2017 - starting with our Herring Island Exhibition - but look at the further opportunities for exhibition coming up in 2017:
 
 


Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition - Call for Entries

Please read the instructions - email one LOW-RES image of the work for use on website if selected - must be labelled with your name & title. Call Tracey if at all unsure about this please. All details are on TVSE website: http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/index.php?page=sculpture