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.

December Opportunities

Here are some opportunities that you might have missed if we had waited for the January newsletter

ASV MEMBERS MEETING:  9 FEBRUARY 2011: TALK BY RUTH LYON
Ruth has worked in the State Education system as teacher instructor since 1973, and lecturer at RMIT University since 1995. She has been an exhibiting artist since from the late 70’s until 2006 and has accomplished many public sculpture commissions. Since the mid 80’s her attention was redirected to television and makeup artistry. In 1999 she was offered the role of Production Designer on the feature film Hostage to Fate and since has worked with private film companies on features, shorts and teasers as a Production Designer/Art Director.
 
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HELPERS WANTED FOR HERRING ISLAND EXHIBITION
The exhibitors have volunteered very well to staff this show, but we would still value members' help in running demonstrations and sitting on Australia Day 26th January. This is a great opportunity for any of you who haven't exhibited at Herring Island to take a look and appreciate the buzz.

The exhibition opening will be on Saturday 15th January at 12noon. Our speaker and opener will be Mr Nigel Caswell, former General Manager of Parks Victoria who, in conjunction with Maudie Palmer instigated the Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park.

Contact Jenny Rickards 0418 971 897 or jennyrickards@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au.
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ELLIOT ASV GALLERY

We ask that you consider now what works you may like to submit for inclusion to the
Elliot ASV Gallery at a partial refreshment of the exhibition at the end of February.

As reported in Sculpere for November,
The Elliot ASV Gallery, at 356-358 Punt Road, South Yarra, 3141,
was formally opened on Saturday afternoon 20 November.
Now about 6 weeks after opening, approximately one third of the exhibits are sold or under offer.
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm each week.
Commissions are 10% + GST for gallery sponsor John Elliot and 10% for ASV.

The following exterior spaces are being utilized:
1. Two exterior, part-tree lined patio spaces, with some exhibits open to view from side road to Punt Rd;
2. Exterior, private, walled patio space, with small pool and small water cascade,
open to visitors to Elliot salon;
3. Cabinets with windows facing on to Punt Road, backed with fern walls, and flood lit at night.
Placement is the prerogative of John Elliot as owner of the gallery space,
acting with the advice of Michael Meszaros.

Items sold now are being replaced,
and we aim to replace some of those not sold by end February with different works.
A completely refreshed exhibition is planned for end of April.

We are happy to accept works from previous ASV exhibitions.
Would you please plan now for outdoor sculptures to be included in the end-February refreshment exercise,
 and send sketches and/or photos with dimensions and asking prices to
Monica Mauer by Friday February 4:  monmauer@gmail.com

Geoff Williams
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And don't forget your entry to the  
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW 2011
Entries close on February 25th. You can download the forms from
http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/mifgs_2011_entry.pdf and
http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/mifgs_2011_information.pdf
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2011 TOORAK VILLAGE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION - "CALLING FOR ENTRIES"
‘A DECADE OF SCULPTURE’
The Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is the most innovative and important annual event to take place in the Toorak Village, where we link the arts with business to form a unique cultural experience. During the entire month of May we exhibit contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Rd. Each year it continues to grow with increased enthusiasm from traders, artists & the public that view & buy sculpture.
2011 will be the 10th year of the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition and we invite all emerging and prominent sculptors to submit entries for both interior & exterior installation.


Interior: small to medium sized for exhibition in shop windows & must be displayed on an independent white base (supplied by artist). Remember our shop window sizes do vary &
the sculptures must share window space with shops merchandise.

Exterior: large sized, extremely robust & able to be fixed/bolted to footpath
for installation along Toorak Road. There will be 8 to 10 sites available.

Curator : Malcolm Thomson, presently curator of the Clement Meadmore Gallery
at the Australian Academy of Design will assist the exhibition committee
with the selection of sculpture for the 2011 exhibition. A prestigious opening in the Toorak Village, a full colour catalogue, signage, posters & an impressive media campaign. Once again it is proudly supported & sponsored by the City of Stonnington along with Toorak Village businesses. Prizes to be announced.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY 2011
Entry forms & details can be downloaded from our website  www.tooraksculpture.com.au
All enquiries to Tracey Cammock, mobile: 0438 542 713 or email: tracey@toorakvillage.com.au
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MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR SCULPTURE 2011
It is that time again and we will be running the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011.
We have the option on our website available now,  www.melbourneprizetrust.org,
for people to register their interest to receive information on the prize when it becomes available next year.
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SOUTHERN OCEAN ART PRIZE
Members' attention is drawn to the Southern Ocean Sculpture Prize http://www.southernoceanartprize.com.au/RobeSOAP/Sculpture_Prize.html
The conditions of entry and the registration form are on this page www.southernoceanartprize.com.au/RobeSOAP/How_to_Enter.html 
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MONASH SCULPTURE COMPETITION
A sculpture for the Monash Gallery of Art Sculpture Park
Entries now open for the City of Monash Sculpture Competition.
One artist will be awarded $50,000 to fund the design and fabrication of a
landmark new public artwork for the MGA sculpture park.
Proposals to be submitted by Friday 7 February 2011
For a copy of the Project Brief and application documentation or for more information please contact:
Phone: 9518 3636
TTY: 9518 3655 hearing impaired
Email: events@monash.vic.gov.au
Web: www.mga.org.au
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