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

Gillian Govan
Hi all,

Last year we had a wonderful turn out and support at our Annual General Meeting. Was it Bruce Armstrong that drew you all in or were you all genuinely interested in the running of the ASV? I hope both applied. I think by the amount of support and enthusiasm we had during year this was the case.

Dates for Your Diary

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


Work by Sonia Payes in the McClelland Gallery Survey Exhibition
9 November The ASV is privileged to have Sonia Payes as guest speaker for the AGM on November 9. Sonia Payes is a photographer, new media artist and sculptor. She has had 14 solo exhibitions and been included in over 50 group shows both in Australia and overseas including Auckland, Shanghai, London and Los Angeles. Her works are held in numerous public, corporate and private collections including the NGV. Most recently her (MAP) sculpture, ReGeneration was acquired as permanent public art by the City of Melville in Perth. In 2014 Payes was the recipient of the McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP).

Notices for the upcoming exhibitions and the AGM

Documents for the AGM

Documents for the AGM are available online - a separate email will go out with appropriate links for those with email addresses and be posted to members without.
We have a really inspiring guest speaker this year so we can expect to have some animated discussion.

Exhibition Entries

Entry forms for Herring Island and MIFGS 2017 are available on the website. All entries will be made online - with arrangements made for those very few members without Internet access. The procedure is to download the entry instructions and conditions of entry from http://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_form and then proceed to the newsletter website to find the actual entry forms.

Once you click on submit you will receive a record of your entry - this isn’t automatic acceptance just a record. Acceptance notification will occur after the closing date for the particular exhibition.

Mark Cowie at the October Meeting

Mark Cowie
Mark Cowie was the featured speaker at the October meeting that was well hosted by Marija Patterson, in the absence overseas of ASV President, Gillian Govan.

Mark took us through the way his life has unfolded, from his 20 years as a criminologist working in the prison system and with Victoria Police, to his lifetime change to being a semi-professional sculptor, but who is required to paint houses for an income, because the latter, like for most artists, does not pay the bills. He has been a member of the ASV for 13 years, and has been an absolute tower of strength in organising the sculpture exhibitions at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show and the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize over the last nine years.

Welcome to New Member

Welcome to new member Melanie Rayski-Mati. We look forward to seeing your work in exhibitions
Rob Kendi ASV membership officer



Alerts and other news

These items are shared from links supplied by Google Alerts. Even more information on upcoming exhibitions and opportunities can be found in the Art Almanac. You can subscribe to their e-newsletter - it’s free!

Upcoming Exhibitions to Enter


Art at Burnley Harbour Exhibition 2016 1 to 4 December
Entries close 17 November 2016
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check this one out for yourselves....
The inaugural Kingaroy Sculpture Prize.March 2017

Exhibitions to see, items to discuss


Interesting items here - and some are closing soon so read on and check it all out:
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Rod Sanders has been to see Bruce Armstrong’s exhibition and sent The Age article about the show - well worth reading before you go. Also Rod sent images of new public sculptures around the Frankston area - worth checking out: http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Your_Council/Media_and_Publications/Latest_News/New_Public_Sculptures
He gave us images including the locations of the works - They should be at the AGM for members to take a look
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Bruno’s Art Garden
OUR LAST MAGICAL LIGHT SHOW IS ON THE 29TH OCTOBER - 8 - 8:30 till 11pm OUR FIRST SHOW WENT GREAT, WITH LOTS OF VISITORS ENJOYING THE UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE EVEN THE WEATHER WAS ON OUR SIDE! ALL WELCOME ADMISSION $15 CHILDREN UNDER 16 $5