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.

ASV ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITIONS


HERRING ISLAND SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

Two Mud Men by Lisa Toft
ASV exhibition closes January 29, 2012
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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2012
Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition


Applications Close: Friday, 24 February 2012
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NEXT MEMBERS’ MEETING


Due to the fact that our previous meeting rooms are being renovated we are now without a home. However as Ex- Activities Coordinator (!!!!) I have organised a room at the Moorabbin Masonic Hall, Rowans Road, Moorabbin Mel Ref. Map77 G7 on the 3rd Wednesday 15th February.

This will not be permanent but will give a bit of time to find a new venue we can call home. If anyone has any contact or ideas please contact me or Jenny Rickards.

This does however give a great opportunity for some of our new Bayside members to come along and meet some of their fellow sculptors. It would also be great to see some of our longstanding members who have been unable to come for a while due to the distance to travel. I also hope this will not deter members living near our previous meeting rooms from joining us. I have not organised a speaker but being the first meeting we can just socialise. Please bring some work to talk about, some handy hints or interesting photos articles or books. These evenings have been a great success in the past and good fun.

I would also be pleased for any suggestions re: Speakers demonstrations or outings for the coming year

Happy New Year to You all…. Gillian Govan..ex-Activities coordinator – 0412 122 884
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ASV COMMITTEE MEETING

The next ASV Committee Meeting shall be Wednesday evening 8 February 2012.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITIONS


NEW GALLERY at DAYLESFORD


We are starting up an art gallery and sculpture park just outside Daylesford in March 2012 and were wanting to know if you have any of your members who wanted to display their works. Our Gallery Sculpture park and Café is set in the grounds of an 1861 primary school in Glenlyon. The grounds offer beautiful 100 year old elm trees and gardens as well as the original school building. Glenlyon is 8km from Daylesford and 12 km from Piper Street Kyneton, it is a small vibrant country town with a general store and the soon to be Old School Gallery & Café, we will also be a licensed premises. Enquiries to hello@2cool4school.com.au

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EXHIBITION UPDATE: The 1st prize for this year has just been approved by our TVTA committee: 1st PRIZE will be $10,000; Entry closes 1st February 2012

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Member News


MEMBER MEDAL IN FLORENCE BIENNALE EXHIBITION 2011

Congratulations to Betty Collier for a medal and 5th place in a field of 145 sculptors: see her name in the role of sculpture winners at www.florencebiennale.org/en/epremiati11.php
Beyond the Bend: Pilbara Jade on Granite

WEB SITE LINKS from Jenny Rickards and Ingrid Flood


A ninth annual exhibition of ice sculptures, with a circus theme, in the Northern German city of Roevershagen. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-21/a-circus-of-ice/3741792


Exhibition of contemporary art and culture in China: near Guilin: sculpture park opened in 2006. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/late-night-live-summer-china-2-sculpture-park/3655804

RAVEN RAVEN is a magnificent replica wooden ship, constructed in Bushfield, near Warrnambool in South Western Victoria: www.madeiraship.com/ship