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 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:
◊ @ArtsLawOz’s newsletter is now free! Check out http://www.artslaw.com.au/news/

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