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,

In the background of the ASV the wheels are turning. Not grinding…. Really turning. Our recent committee meeting revealed that we have several new members. Welcome to you all. We are in a comfortable position financially. The Herring Island exhibition was a great success and enjoyable. Entries have flowed in for the International Flower and Garden Show and the publicity machine is about to get into gear.

Dates for Your Diary

18 March - Heide Sculpture Tour costs $22 need a group of 10 contact Carmel 0414 996 207. 9444 1466) or Marija (0435 529 852) to confirm by no later than Mar 10

MIFGS exhibition: 29 March to 2 April MIFGS

12 April - Rosa Tato has agreed to have Q & A for our April meeting. The meeting will be held at the Ashburton Baptist Church community meeting rooms

May - Visit to Peter Schippenheim’s workshop tentatively arranged for 13 or 20th May

MIFGS 2017

The media release for MIFGS 2017 is on this website and on the ASV home page

Members and guests on our subsctiption list will receive their invitation to the prize presentation via email very soon.

Even if you are not exhibiting you can help sit or demonstrate.

Exhibitions to Enter

Below are exhibition opportunities that have come in over the month - remember to check Art Almanac for others that we may not have received: 

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

The 2017 program will be similar to 2014 but we have some exciting additions. It would also be good to discuss opportunities to raise awareness of the ROI if it is of interest.

For further information and to register for entry information go to http://melbourneprizetrust.org/  and http://www.melbourneprize.org/

Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea

Gillian Govan took a well earned break in WA and visited Cottesloe’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition - and she took some mages:
Kevin Draper "Spoke II"

Anne Neil "Murmur"

Exhibitions to See

Here are some exhibitions we've been notified about - hopefully you'll have time and energy to see most of them.

Welcome to New and Returning Members

Welcome to some new and some returning members:

Peter Drofenik, Diane Williams, Drasko Boljevic, Rina Baxter and Issa Ouatarra

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

ASV memberships

Sculpture at Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2017

Each year the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is seen by 115,000 to 120,000 visitors. And not least amongst the attractions is the Sculpture Exhibition along the Grand Central Boulevard.

In 2017 MIF&GS will run from 29th March to 2nd April. It will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm plus twilight closing at 9:30pm Friday 31st. March.

MIF&GS is held in the historic Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. You will find further information, directions on how to get there and booking information at melbflowershow.com.au
Sculpture Exhibition: 
The exhibition of garden and courtyard sculpture is held in the beautifully scenic and majestic Grand Central Boulevarde (Sec A84).

You can find outdoor sculpture and garden art in a range of styles and media, sizes and colours, at a range of prices, created by prominent, professional, semi-professional and emerging sculptors from across Victoria. 
Some of the works entered for the 2017 exhibition

The sculpture is displayed – and judged - in three sections (a) carved works (b) formed or cast works (c) fabricated works and installations. Each year we show over 100 works suitable for garden/courtyard areas, large properties, corporate spaces and home decoration (The average over the past few years is about 120 works.) There are thousands and thousands of People’s Choice Award votes lodged by viewers of the exhibition. This is one of Australia’s longest-running (over 20 years) and largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions (by number of sculptures on display).

The opening function and presentation event will be held on Wednesday, 29th March at East Imperial Restaurant, Carlton. For invitations to this event please contact the curator whose details can be found below.

The exhibition is presented and co-ordinated by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria sculptorsvictoria.asn.au. For further information regarding the exhibition please contact the curator, Mark Cowie 0429 336 639 or asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au