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.

A short note from the President

My first letter for the news letter will be brief. It will be difficult to write letters as inspiring and informative as Jan Indrans has written for the past year. At this point I would like to thank him for his contribution as President of the Association while trying to balance a busy family life.

Dates for Your Diary

We have had our last meeting for 2015 - stand by for the program for 2016. Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
 
  • Closing date for entries to Herring Island Summer Arts Festival "Narrative" Friday 4 December
  • Santa drop off for Herring Island 10am 19 December 2015; delivery and set up of all works 9:30am Friday 15th January 2016
  • Opening HISAF 2016 on 16th January - see you there!  
  • Closing date for entering MIFGS 2016 is 12 February

Notes from the formal 2015 AGM

We did have a formal business meeting for the AGM. The financial report is available on the website and can be posted to anyone requesting it. Our 2015 president Jan Indrans gave a president’s report for the year and other office bearers reported on the exhibitons we have run, the newsletter and website and our activities program for 2015.

Bruce Armstrong - our speaker at the 2015 AGM

The AGM held on Nov 11th was opened with a rousing address by sculptor Bruce Armstrong.

Bruce Armstrong is a Melbourne artist trained in fine art at RMIT, who has been carving, painting drawing and printmaking for over 30 years. He is basically a studio artist with several high profile public sculpture commissions to his credit.

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Entry forms for both these exhibitions have been posted to you. Here are the dates:
Herring Island 16 to 31 January 2016 including an event on Australia Day. There will be a pre-Christmas drop off on 19th December at 10am for those people who can’t be there on 15th January. We need sculptors to demonstrate any form of sculpture (non lethal) or for floor talks. Contact Jenny 0418 971 897. Entries close 4th December 2015

MIFGS: 16 to 20 March 2016 This is the one where over 100,000 people come to see your work - Mark needs a full team of sitters, demonstrators and helpers on the range of tasks that make this show great. Entries close 12 February 2016

Contact Mark at asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

You can enter both these exhibitions online by going to the newsletter website http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com.au and clicking on the appropriate tab.


 

ASV Christmas Party Sunday 22nd November!


At Marg and Don CAREY’S

We were a smaller gathering than the AGM - but we know how to party! Images are limited because we were having a good time - a big thank you to Marg and Don for their wonderful hospitality.

Our quiet achiever - Betty Collier

 
The 10th Edition of the Florence Biennale took place in the Fortessa Da Basso in Florence Italy from 17th to the 25th October 2015.
Congratulations Betty!
The Biennale is not a selling exhibition but aims to display the trends in art work from around the world at the present time, to use art as a communicator and as a uniting force. People come from all over the world to view the exhibition.

Welcome to New Members

This month we can welcome some new members:
Trevor Carter, Bruce Web, Risto Stankovski, Wendy Reiss
Rob Kendi ASV Memberships

Toorak Sculpture Exhibition 2016

http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/index.php?page=sculpture
Hi everyone we are now Calling for Entries to next years exhibition in May. 
All details are on our website: http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/index.php?page=sculpture

Interesting Stuff for November

Art Farm Birchs Bay Southern Tasmania
Plenty came across the screen this month.... all worth a look

DO NOT TOUCH

Lorenzo Quinn
Touch plays an integral role when it comes to our sculptural endeavours and as mentioned in a previous article it allows the senses to explore another dimension of our work. Interestingly some materials such stone, bronze , steel etc., cry out to be touched and experienced. According to a recent Guardian Weekly ‘Culture’, article, ‘"Sight has not always been the predominant sense. The owners of the first cabinets of curiosities – the forerunners of museums in Europe – urged the privileged few to handle their precious objects.

Dates for Your Diary

 
Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
  • The AGM will be held on 11th November - with a great guest speaker
  • and on 22nd November we celebrate the ASV Christmas at Marg and Don Carey’s place in Chirnside Park... see the article later in the newsletter
 

Notice of the AGM and our Guest Speaker, Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong "Eagle"
Notice is hereby given of the
ASSOCIATION OF SCULPTORS OF VICTORIA INC.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7:30 pm Wednesday
11 November 2015
at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms Marquis Street Ashburton

 Guest speaker:

Bruce Armstrong,
prominent sculptor

ASV Christmas Party Sunday 22nd November!

At Marg and Don CAREY’S
5 CHERRY HILL WAY
CHIRNSIDE PARK 3116
[off Switchback Rd]

Time: 12 noon on

Last year it was decided to save the trouble of individual BBQing, that we supply hot roast beef, cold chicken, bread sticks and a couple of salads and there would be a charge to cover these costs.[$10]It was such a success that I would like to continue this idea. The rest is up to you, so BYO applies regarding salads, desserts etc., and of course the mandatory beverages.

Welcome to New Members

This month we can welcome some new and returning members:

Ali Griffin
Leisa Fields
Leah Philpott
Leonie Amerena
Rob Kendi
ASV Membership

ASV Exhibitions Coming Up

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Entry forms for both these exhibitions will be with you shortly. In the mean time here are the dates


Herring Island 16 to 31 January 2016 including an event on Australia Day. There will be a pre Christmas drop off on 19th December at 10am for those people who can’t be there on 15th January. We need sculptors to demonstrate any form of sculpture (non lethal) or for floor talks. Contact Jenny 0418 971 897.

MIFGS: 16 to 20 March 2016 This is the one where over 100,000 people comes to see your work - Mark needs a full team of sitters, demonstrators and helpers on the range of tasks that make this show great.  You can see Mark's letter (much better written than this) later in this newsletter - Contact Mark at asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au
 

The Interesting bits and pieces - including exhibitions to enter

This newsletter is a little out of the usual order - I could say it's to keep you on your toes but anyone who has been out howling at the moon will understand...

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER and GARDEN SHOW 2016

The wheels are now in motion, somewhat unbelievably, for the preparation of the exhibition for the forthcoming ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition, which will be held from 16th to 20th March 2016, which is a little earlier than is usually the case.

As much as I have enjoyed the opportunity over a number of years to present a professionally organised and curated exhibition to members, I would like to inform you that the next ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition will be my final in the role of curator. It is definitely time to hand the baton on to someone or others to progress the exhibition into its next phase/era.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2015

The outstanding visual delight of looking at the many rows of very colourful tulips rippling across the fields is a challenging context in which to place sculpture.
Mike Nicholls "Regeneration"


The growing interest in and ongoing success of the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is due to the imagination, flights of invention, highly-skilled and dedication of the sculptors presenting their works for exhibition. And into its eighth year it continues to be an honour to curate this exhibition and competition, viewed by over 100,000 people each year.

Report on the Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015

Although sales were disappointing I believe our 2015 Annual and Awards Exhibition was a great success. I hope all who entered work found it a worthwhile and enjoyable experience and those members who did not enter were inspired to do so next year.


Thanks to all who helped in the organisation, the set up and bump out and sitting of the exhibition. I also thank all entrants for their cooperation in observing the conditions by which we had to abide. I hope you all enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship of like-minded people as much as I did.

Recycling upcycling Event in Heidelberg West

I hope all who attended this workshop enjoyed it - if any of the members went do please let us know.

Looking for sculptors interested in creating work using recycling materials for the Textile Art Community Opening Workshops on 24th October 2015.

Presenting the Awards - 29th September 2015

Andrew Rogers
"Dream and achieve lots"
The ASV celebrated its Annual Awards in fine style - fine music, fine catering - very fine art and inspiring speakers - what more could you want?


Our venue was great - kindly supported by the staff and management at Bourke Place.

We had a long list of thanks - art is definitely a team effort. And then we got on to presenting the prizes:

The Times are a Changing

cesis
I could not but note with interest that on visiting one of the larger hardware stores that they stock and retail 3d printers. Primarily aimed at the building trade I feel that they will be taken up by the home handyman and also by someone like myself who is constantly on the look out for tools and material to assist me in my creative endeavours.

Voting and the Annual Exhibition


Voting for the

Margaret Gunnersen William Hoggan Thomas Award

is open to all financial members until 5:45pm Tuesday 29th September

At the Annual & Awards Exhibition

@ Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St Melbourne

http://eepurl.com/byJZpP
 



Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
  • In October there won’t be a meeting while we cope with the Annual Exhibition
  • The AGM will be held on 11th November
  • and on 22nd November we celebrate the ASV Christmas at Marg and Don Carey’s place in Chirnside Park... see the article later in the newsletter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gillian

The September Meeting

The monthly meeting in September turned out to be a very casual but enjoyable affair.

And before the Christmas Party - the AGM

We'll actually get the notice of the AGM to you after the opening of the Annual Exhibition - that way we can get you the images along with the requisite notices.

Members' News

Cetta Pilati won first prize for her sculpture in MAANZ 2015 National exhibition in Sydney few weeks ago.

To Do - To Enter.....

There's a lot in this section: Art at Burnley Harbour entries, information about NAVA, the McClelland Southern Way Sculpture and more... read on ...

Mixed media: items found through the web

Really interesting stuff comes through when I waste a bit of time - this lot came courtesy of Flipboard....

View from a slightly wobbly chair

With the Annual fast approaching my thoughts are with how works are presented. As artists we can often overlook the way our work is packaged, Andy Warhol made a whole art form out of this word. It is all too easy to lose ourselves in our creative process and detach our connection with the world. Let the art speak for itself I hear some of us say although true, our art can sometimes appear a little lost when set down in the field of opportunity.

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park. We commence at 7:30pm
  • On 9th September we will preface our Annual and Awards Exhibition with a wide ranging discussion - how do you price your work? There was an article from Michael Meszaros on the subject in the July newsletter. What is sculpture? What are the judges like for the Andor Meszaros Prize section? Why do we have two sections for our Annual Exhibition - All questions to discuss in good company - we’ll see you there. And what has Jan Indrans been up to all this time?
  • In October there won’t be a meeting while we cope with the Annual Exhibition
  • The AGM will be held on 11th November
  • and on 22nd November we celebrate the ASV Christmas at Marg and Don Carey’s place in Chirnside Park... see the article later in the newsletter

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015 - 600 Bourke Street Melbourne


Life is frantic for the Annual Exhibition team - Gillian is pulling everything together - and only she knows how big EVERYTHING is!

The August Meeting - Meridian Foundry

The visit to Meridian Foundry was great. I have never had any experience with doing bronze work. It was interesting to see the different stages of process to get to the final bronze. An extremely time consuming process. I can now justify the $ value of a bronze sculpture. The people working at the foundry all seem to have a passion in what they are doing.

The new knowledge gained is always an inspiration.

Thanks Gillian for organising this excursion. Appreciated.
 
Yvonne Monik
Images courtesy of Fatih Semiz

ASV Christmas Party in November





This is winter, but wait until summer when it will look entirely different. Come and see for yourselves when we hold the Christmas BBQ/lunch in this rural setting.

WHERE: 5 Cherry Hill Way CHIRNSIDE PARK 3116
WHEN: Sunday November 22nd 12 p.m on
 

Sculpture Stories

Two items here - both "not to be missed" read on....
 
 
The sculpture has been installed in a park in Koo Wee Rup, the public launch will be later this month. Sculpture by Viktor Kalinowski

Artist’s Moral Rights Success

On Saturday Aug 1st, the Age ran a large story about the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s centenary which included a photo of my sculpture which commemorates Clunes Mathison, the Institute’s first appointed director. He was killed at Gallipoli before he could take up his appointment.

The Age published the journalist’s and the photographer’s names, but not mine as the sculptor.

Welcome to new members

Recent New Members
We used to welcome new members in the newsletter - unfortunately we slipped on this pleasant custom so there are a few members whose return or entry has not been greeted here - apologies to you and welcome to the following new members:

Elly Buckley
Mim Kocher
Karen Whittaker-Taylor
Radu Dimitriu
Christopher McDonald
The paper warefare for sculptors who have joined us even more recently - perhaps for our annual exhibition - is still in motion - we’ll enjoy welcoming you next month - and happy to have you all on board.


Rob Kendi, ASV Memberships


 



News from everywhere



this section contains all sorts of news - including calls for entry, the Contemporary Art Society's Brooch Show, and interesting work from scrap timber... so read on...

Honey! They’ve shrunk the President!

Jan Indrans, President ASV, is soon to return from foreign parts. He has sent images of his trip - and provided inspiration for discussion and future work. The rest of this newsletter contains thoughts from members on the nature of sculpture - the presentation of it - and the pricing.... food for thought. We look forward to welcoming Jan home!

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park Ashburton. We commence at 7:30pm

The activity for August will be a visit to Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy. It will be at 11am on Wednesday the 12th August. Visits to foundries are always well attended and this one is almost fully booked already, any questions please contact Gillian on 0412 122 884 or email gmps.govan@bigpond .com

On 9th September we will preface our Annual and Awards Exhibition with a wide ranging discussion - how do you price your work? You’ll find an article from Michael Meszaros on the subject in this newsletter. What is sculpture? Perry Wagner-Grose has a go at the age old question. What are the judges like for the Andor Meszaros Prize section? Why do we have two sections for our Annual Exhibition - All questions to discuss in good company - we’ll see you there. And what has Jan Indrans been up to all this time? 

Gillian

The July Meeting - the Artist’s Web Site

Fred Fair led a great talk - full of content and interaction - plus he provided this excellent report - full of vital information. Thanks too for reminding the newsletter editor to investigate the latest add ons for Google Blogger - we now have email forms on the news website if anyone wishes to contact us through that site. Thanks Fred! And here is his report:

© Fred Fair (www.paperaction.com.au) July 2015 

WEBSITES FOR VISUAL ARTISTS ASV TALK BY FRED FAIR 15/7/2015

Pricing Sculpture for Exhibition

It is Annual Show time and we all have the matter of working out what price we should put on our pieces.

Over the years a number of people have asked me how to work this out. My response is always that it should start with an objective calculation as to what it should bring and then a subjective decision as to what you think is reasonable.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015 - 600 Bourke Street Melbourne


Well things are moving along and the entries are trickling in. Thanks to all those who have sent in their forms and images. Please remember that we need some really good images for the invitations and catalogue designs.

Submission to the Senate Inquiry investigating the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts.

Submission by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria, 15 Laver St,. Kew Vic., 3101
Written by Michael Meszaros OAM B. Arch, Vice President, member of the Visual Arts Board (1977-80).
Emailed to legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

Much of the effect of this policy is hard to define since the finer details of how it will be administered are not yet known. However, there are a number of elements in principle, which are most disturbing.

The most concerning factors are:-

This appears to be a politicisation of arts funding. The setting up of a new arts funding body under the direct control of the Minister appears to be a mechanism for the Minister to fund arts organisations, individuals and styles or movements which are favoured by the Minister, compared to the at-arms- length approach which has characterised the Australia Council.

The Question....

 
SQ & Sculptors ALL, 17 July 2015


It is the age old question: What really constitutes a sculpture?

I have already experimented with both Paper Mache & Paper Plaster sculpture. As simple mediums, I believe they allow artists to create art without a lot of expensive tools & infrastructure?

My granddaughter’s 2nd grade class would certainly argue that their ‘Frodo Frog Sculpture I helped them to create in polystyrene, newspaper & low aspect fibre plaster, is for them – genuinely a sculpture.

Bulleen Art and Garden Celebrates

Bulleen Art And Garden has always aimed to meet the community’s needs in its own unique way, and over the last 20 years art became an important part of this process. BAAG is situated in an area with a rich art history and tradition, being the birthplace of the Heidelberg school artists, and just around the corner from Heide. There are also many practising artists living and working close by.
 

Sculpture Commission

 

The ASV has been contacted to find a sculptor for a commission - if you are interested you can contact him on the phone number below or get back to newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au for an email.

Bits and Pieces we found in July

It's wonderful the things that cross the desk - don't miss this month's selection of fascinating news including......
 
or see this
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jul/16/anthony-caro-in-yorkshire-review-sculpture-that-can-take-your-breath-away
 

Images from the Traveller


Jan Indrans, President ASV, is wandering in foreign parts - he is sending us images from his trip - I’m sure we can prevail upon him to talk about them when he returns... it all looks fascinating.

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park Ashburton. We commence at 7:30pm


15 July - another show and tell - this time the topic of sculptors’ websites - either build your own or get one made and what does the profile page on the ASV site do for you? We will have a web designer on hand. Fred Fair will give a talk entitled Building an Artist’s Website. Fred is the webmaster for the Contemporary Art Society.

The activity for August will be a visit to Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy. It will be during the day of Wednesday the 12th August. Visits to foundries are always well attended so make sure you book a place by calling Gillian on 0412 122 884 or email gmps.govan@bigpond .com

in September we can expect a wide ranging talk from our president on his experiences overseas and the ideas they inspired


Gillian
 
 

The June Meeting

A full house of interested members attended the ASV meeting held on June 10th to see and hear the presentation by Iranian ceramic artist Elnaz Nourizadeh. Born in Tehran in 1985, Elnaz arrived in Melbourne in 2003. Pottery and ceramics were her early interest and passion and in Iran she was fortunate to study under the supervision of Maryam Salour one of Iran’s leading ceramists and sculptors. Elnaz continued to work as her assistant until she came to Australia.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015

We not only have a tremendous venue for the Annual Exhibition and Awards at 600 Bourke Street (Bourke Place) we also have the dates: 28th September to 16th October.


Entry forms are prepared and on the ASV website. They will be posted out with your membership renewals - probably to arrive on Friday 3 July!

Our opener will be Andrew Rogers - creator of geoglyphs and all round international artist... his work is on show at McClelland Gallery - see later in the newsletter.
 

The external judge for the Andor Meszaros Prize is Graeme Wilkie, Art Director of Qdos Gallery in Lorne.

This year work will be shown in two sections only - with sculptors’ work grouped together where possible. We hope that this will make the layout more comprehensible to our visitors and look forward to feedback from sculptors. There will need to be adjustments to the judging to accommodate this - stand by for further information.

In the mean time - get working, get images and entries in, it will be a great show!

Gillian Govan, Coordinator
 

News for June


 
News about the place - we lack the usual Tweets and Alerts - my Google system has suddenly gone quiet... but here you can find the interesting stuff that has been referred "across the desk" - news from the McClelland, Tesselaar.... read on.....

A View from the Chair

A View from the Chair
Now that the ASV Annual has finally found a location at 600 Burke Place, Melbourne and dates finalized 28th Sept. to 16th October members will no doubt be contemplating and creating pieces for this prestigious show. With that in mind I am keen to impart my line of thinking regarding fabrication of sculpture and the copying of artwork.

Dates for Your Diary

Meetings are held at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms entered from the Marquis Street car park Ashburton.

10 June ceramic glazes - show and tell. Many members asked Elnaz Nourizadeh about her glaze technique so we’ll invite her to talk and swap notes at the June meeting

8 July - another show and tell - this time the topic of sculptors’ websites - either build your own or get one made and what does the profile page on the ASV site do for you? We will have a web designer on hand. Fred Fair will give a talk entitled Building an Artist’s Website. Fred is the webmaster for the Contemporary Art Society.

The activity for August will be a visit to Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy. It will be during the day of Wednesday the 12th August. Visits to foundries are always well attended so make sure you book a place by calling Gillian on 0412 122 884 or email gmps.govan@bigpond .com

Gillian

The May Meeting

Brian McLoghlin explaining
the finer points of chisels
The May meeting held on May 13th was well attended to hear a presentation by Brian McLoghlin the National Sales Manager of CMP Stonemason Supplies based in Hallam Victoria.

The June Meeting

"Punch Out!"

Elnaz Nourizadeh has been asked about her glaze technique.. and let’s face it all aspects of her ceramics are great! So on Wednesday 10th June Elnaz - and all the rest of you ceramicists are invited to swap notes in a show and tell session. We’ll meet at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms at 7:30pm as usual - see you there.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015

Great news everyone!

We not only have a tremendous venue for the Annual Exhibition and Awards at 600 Bourke Street (Bourke Place) we also have the dates: 28th September to 16th October
 
 

More information about installation and Opening night later but in the meantime have a great time being creative. The venue is huge, light and visible from Bourke Street so we would like some really stunning large works as well as your usual high standard for window displays. Entry forms will be sent to you with your membership renewal at the end of June and we are looking forward to some great images of your work. We hope a few of you will put up you hands to do some small tasks to make this a truly wonderful exhibition.
 
Gillian Govan

ASV notes - and cries for help!

It is interesting seeing what the ASV tragics are up to - why don't you have a chat with some of us - we are really quite interesting people.

Members' News, Exhibitions to see and more...


Our members do exhibit all over Victoria - take a look at what everyone is doing;

Sculpture Workshops



We have a couple of advertisements this month. Members who run classes and workshops should continue to let us know - people are always interested.

Tweets and Alerts for May 2015


it's a fun batch this month - enjoy some random news that's rolled in:
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President's Letter for April


A view from the chair
"Breakdown" Jan Indrans
at the 2014 Annual Exhibition


Writers block is a phenomena that often occurs in my creative pursuits and sadly that occurrence is affecting the writer of this article. Therefore I will grab what ever is at hand as I sometimes do in my art and see if these bits will contribute to a cohesive whole.

Dates for Your Diary

  • 13 May monthly meeting at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms a talk from Brian Mc Loghlin of CMP stone www.cmpstone.com.au. We hope that members will bring in their work in stone and exchange views on techniques and tools - it should be a great night for carvers - and for the rest of us to learn.
  • 10 June ceramic glazes - show and tell. Many members asked Elnaz Nourizadeh about her glaze technique so we’ll invite her to talk and swap notes at the June meeting
  • 8 July - a stretch ahead - but another show and tell - this time the topic of sculptors’ websites - either build your own or get one made and what does the profile page on the ASV site do for you? We will have a web designer on hand. Fred Fair will give a talk entitled Building an Artist’s Website. Fred is the webmaster for the Contemporary Art Society.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015

Hot off the phone!!!!! We got news from Gillian that the Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015 will be held at 600 Burke Street Melbourne - we haven’t finalized dates but suggest late September.

Are you already in action? If you know what work you will be putting into the show please send images to Gillian asv_aae@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au so that we can get on with advance publicity.

Hooray for Gillian!

Meridian Sculpture Foundry

My name is Gareth Morley and I write to you from fine art bronze foundry Meridian Sculpture in Fitzroy.

CHASS


CAS Brooch Show



CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Australian National Brooch Show 2015

 An opportunity to participate in the Australian National Brooch Show 2015 

Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to 4 brooches (small wearable artworks) for the exhibition. Both 2D & 3D works can be submitted.

 See our website for all details & online entry form. The deadline for receipt of entries: 22 May 2015.

www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au

Around the Place


Here is a collection of news from around the place - it's lucky this newsletter is later as we were able to include a note about Toorak Village Sculpture Festival
 

Members News and Exhibitions


 Members exhibitions, news and information - read all of it....

 

 


 

 
 
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Tweets and Alerts

Here is a collection of random links that came across the desk in April
 

President's Letter for March 2015


Mark Cowie
MIFGS this year was an undoubted success, $20,000 of sales on the first day. This show occupies a prime position in the Carlton Gardens and is very much our show case to the world if not then to Melbourne at large. Once again the diversity of work on display made sure that there was something of interest for everyone. I would like to congratulate all exhibitors and prize winners and give a big thanks to Mark Cowie for organising such a slick show and my gratitude to Jackie McKinnon and Bronwyn Culshaw for stepping up to the mark at short notice to run publicity.

Dates for Your Diary




Elnaz Nourizadeh "Punch Out"
13 May monthly meeting at the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms a talk from CMP stone more information from www.cmpstone.com.au

10 June ceramic glazes - show and tell. Many members asked Elnaz Nourizadeh about her glaze technique so we’ll invite her to talk and swap notes at the June meeting
8 July - a stretch ahead - but another show and tell - this time the topic of sculptors’ websites - either build your own, get one made and what does the profile page on the ASV site do for you?

Sculpture Day at McClelland Gallery

The 2015 MIFGS



Curator’s Report MIFGS 2015
Early morning at MIFGS 2015
The level of interest displayed by the tens of thousands of viewers of the 107 sculptures at this year’s ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition was extraordinary and a testament to the myriad of creative endeavours among ASV members and fellow sculptors. At the close of the exhibition almost 20% (17) of all works had been sold, creating sales of almost $28,000.

Visit to McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Survey

 
The March meeting was a second visit to McClelland Gallery Sculpture Survey. Some 17 members and guests attended and many enthusiastically sent images and reports.
 

Opportunities to Exhibit, See and Do...

This section has some great information... must see....

A quick heads up!
Could all sculptors please check their profile pages - when the website was reset recently the "works to commission" and "runs classes" options were set to the default of NO. In order to fix this could you email membership@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au with your correct information and we’ll gradually get the system in order. It is worth checking from time to time - we only found out this time because we had an inquiry from the public.

Tweets and Alerts

All the little sculpture things that cross the screen - too interesting to miss....
remember to follow the ASV on Twitter @Sculptors_Vic and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sculptorsvictoria - you'll see some of those things as they occur.

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from the Members..

 Members' news, thoughts, exhibitions - next time make sure your information is here too.....
 

All the Winners...

JUDGING RESULTS SCULPTURE
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW 2015
On the evening if 25th March, Judge Gael O'Leary announced the prizes in the three sections of the sculpture exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2015. Congratulations to all the winners - and the all the sculptors contributing work to this show - a great achievement!
Section 1 CARVED WORK (ANY MEDIUM)


1ST PRIZE ($1,000) No. 24 Polished Flower (Gavin Roberts)

Polished Flower (Gavin Roberts)


2nd PRIZE ($250) No. 2 Bloom # 4 (John Bishop)


Bloom #4 (John Bishop)

HIGHLY COMMENDED No. 7 Rhythmic Flow (Betty Collier)

 
Rhythmic Flow (Betty Collier)


Section 2 FORMED WORK (MOULDINGS, CERAMICS, MOSAICS, CASTINGS ETC)
1ST PRIZE ($1,000) No. 42 Mosaic Turtle (Michelle Day)
Mosaic Turtle (Michelle Day)
 
2nd PRIZE ($250) No. 95 Rat Race (Todd Stuart)
Rat Race (Todd Stuart)
HIGHLY COMMENDED No. 51 Grace (Gillian Govan)
Grace (Gillian Govan)



Section 3 FABRICATIONS (FABRICATED AND ASSEMBLED WORK, INSTALLATIONS, WELDED STEEL, MIXED MEDIA)
1st PRIZE ($1,000) No. 99 Hunter (Damian Vick)
Hunter (Damian Vick)
2nd PRIZE ($250) No. 71 Embark (Damian Bateson)
Embank (Damian Bateson)
 
HIGHLY COMMENDED No. 75 Balancing Opposites (Mark Cowie)
Balancing Opposites (Mark Cowie)

Photography by Rob Anderson