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

Hi All,

With NBN roll out , bumping out the exhibition and catching our breath this newsletter is likely to be a little late. But better late than never. Thanks again to our editor Jenny for getting all the news to us.

Well yes another successful Annual Exhibition has finished. Was it successful? Well we had some very happy award winners, very happy exhibitors who sold works and in my time spent at Bourke Place, I saw and listened to some very happy sculptors meeting other sculptors learning more about their techniques, materials and making new friends. From where I sit that is a successful exhibition.

Dates for Your Diary


Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months.
We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street car park. We’ll start at 7:30pm


13 September John Bishop will talk about his work

Tesselaar Tulip Festival  14 Sept- 10 Oct 2017

11 October ASV AGM - Melanie Guile will speak about the preparation of a history. The ASV history is interesting as any - come along and find out how we might document it. Also prepare for this meeting - consider nominating for a position or just come along to thank the committee who work hard to make the ASV a great organisation.

26 November - a Christmas party preliminary indications are a party at Marg Carey’s place. Stand by for more information.
.... and next year we will have an exciting and inspiring group of speakers - keep in touch!

The Annual and Awards Exhibition

Lucy Mceachern
31. Powerful Owl by Lucy Mceachern
The show was great, the visitors appreciative and the coordinators are just catching their breath.... You can see all the images as photographed by Rob Anderson Photography on our website: http://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/view_exhibition/2017-annual-and-awards-exhibition

The winner for Peoples Choice was Yvonne Monik - Radiance followed by Van Phu Le -Balance, Michelle Simnett - Dream to Conquer, Conquer to dream.

News, News and more News

Exhibitions to see, to enter and news in general.... read on....

From the President

Hi All,

Did you know that the Association of Sculptors has been in existence since the early 30’s? It sprung from a group of dynamic talented artist and while it has undergone many organisation and structural changes its ideals have been retained. Did you know that there is a short but interesting history on our website? It is really worth looking at to understand who we are now. Unfortunately the documented history ends in the 90’s so as a committee we have been looking at the possibility of updating our history. We have considered employing a historian but it is a very costly exercise. Jackie Mckinnon introduced us to Melanie Guile who is an excellent word-smith and researcher and very interested in putting together a comprehensive history to date. Melanie will explain something about the process and her ideas at our AGM. We would like members input and view on this before we proceed. It is still costly so we will need to raise funds or obtain a grant. 

Diary Dates

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street carpark. We’ll start at 7:30pm

7 to 25 August our Annual and Awards Exhibition with opening/presentation evening 6pm Thursday 10th August.


13 September Speaker/subject to be announced

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 14 Sept- 10 Oct 2017 entries close late July

11 October ASV AGM - Melanie Guile will speak about the preparation of a history - and the uses of it.

November - a Christmas party to be arranged

Nearly There Now!

Organising the Annual and Awards Exhibiton is in the last frantic days and underneath a calm exterior the whole committee is paddling furiously. Work to go in the show is looking great so we are eagerly awaiting set up when we get to see it for real.

The July Meeting

Susie Ashkenazi addressed the recent ASV meeting regarding her journey to the remote hills of Aragon in north eastern Spain to learn sculpting in stone. In July 2016 she joined ASV members Tania Stavovy, Clare Collins and Anna Auditore in Barcelona. The journey was planned on line through Global Stone who conduct the northern hemisphere summer classes in the tiny Spanish town of Canada De Bentatanduz. This particular workshop is run during the northern summer by Jon Sait; Welsh sculptor, poet, art dealer and teacher. The studio is in the spacious outdoor terrace of his rustic period house in an ancient village situated 1442 metres above sea level, being the second highest place in all of Spain. Jon named it Studio Golondrina after the native swallow that flies at that altitude. 

From our Treasurer - with love

Membership renewals went out by email early in July. A good number have paid already and if you are one of those thank you, and there is no need to read on.

If you have not paid: subscriptions are $90 for City Members,
$80 for Country and
$60 for Pensioners and Students.

The easiest way to pay is by direct credit to the ASV Account BSB 063 105 Account No 00800382. There is no need to fill in any forms - just make sure your name is on the deposit. If you wish to pay by card or cheque please contact me (john.ride56@gmail.com) and I will email you a renewal form. If you have any queries re membership please contact me by email or call 0414 389 578.

John

The News from Everywhere

There is lots of information about a range of exhibitions opportunities and just plain interesting stuff so read on.....
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Dimase Architects run window exhibitions - currently featuring Cetta Pilati - worth a look and worth considering.... and you can see them on Pinterest
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At the McClelland Gallery

Tina Haim – Tina Haim-Wentscher – Tina Wentcher: Sculptor 1887-1974

This exhibition celebrates this German-Australian sculptor whose work elegantly fuses Eastern and Western influences.

Curated by Ken Scarlett OAM

Exhibition dates: 24 July to 12 November 2017
We invite you to attend a celebration on Sunday August 27 at 3 pm

Image: Tina WENTCHER: Two Balinese Girl Dancers (Two Legong Dancers, Balinese Dancing Girls) c1938. Bronze with patinated highlights 45.3 x 22.0 x 27.5 cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery

Bequest of the artist in memory of her late husband Julius Wentcher, 1974

Sculpture Plinths

Hi my name is Jordan Fedke I am the owner of "Destroyer Props" I make Costumes and Props for Film and Cosplayers and I also make plinths for Sculptors my prices are: $150 for the 40x40x100cm, $120 for 35x35x90cm, $90 30x30x75cm . Custom orders may vary. If you are interested my email is Destroyerprops@gmail.com or if you wish you can call me on 0448 243 743. Looking forward to working with you all

From the President

Hi All,

We used to say "Let the buyer beware" Now we have to say " let the seller beware " especially when it comes to the internet. Just recently I have been asked by some of our members about some emails they heave received. It is so exciting to get an email from UK as Elnaz Nourizadeh did. A gentleman asking to buy a sculpture for his wife. It was all going well until Shipping was discussed and transfers of money etc. Elnaz started to smell a rat and contacted me to ask me to warn other sculptors.. Having had a few other similar enquiries I was able to agree with her that it was a scam. So disappointing but better not to be sucked in.

Dates for your Diary

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street car park. We’ll start at 7:30pm

12 July Susie Ashkenazi will share sculpture stories

7 to 25 August our Annual and Awards Exhibition with opening/presentation evening 6pm Thursday 10th August.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 14 Sept- 10 Oct 2017 entries close late July
 
 
 

Sculpture Among the Tulips: Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the tenth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, a professionally curated competition for outdoor sculpture. The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize exhibition will be part of the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival held in the Dandenong Ranges and attracting 80,000 visitors between 14th September and 10th October 2017.

The June Meeting

 
Members were treated to a lively and informative meeting at the ASV meeting on Wednesday 14th June. Carmel Ritchie welcomed the speakers George Bonicelli and Mel Rayski-Mati. 

George demonstrating his pointing machine

First George Bonicelli spoke about his use of the pointing machine in stone. And showed how much it is still used today, with short videos demonstrating its use at the Frilli Gallery in Florence, noted for their world class production in bronze, marble and other stones.

Finalists announced in Melbourne Prize for Sculpture 2017

 
◊ Six Victorian sculptors vie for $60,000 prize
◊ Five finalists announced for the NEW $10,000 Public Artwork Design Concept Award celebrating Melbourne’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature
◊ Four award categories offered with a total prize pool of $120,000
◊ More than $1 million awarded to sculptors, writers, musicians via the annual Melbourne Prize

‘Unique or Edition’? that is the question

‘Unique or Edition’? that is the question… when I considered my entries to this years AAE 2017 they are, in fact, both. Without any doubt the work has been taken from a mould that I have used before (and will likely use again) but finished singularly in different materials and colours that it would be impossible to repeat even if I wanted to. Consequently both unique and an edition.
 

Imaginings

Anthony (Byung) Kim welcoming his guests
Part of the Display
Popular member Anthony Kim and his wife Betty, welcomed guests at the opening on June 3rd of "Imaginings" the solo exhibition of his art works at the Victorian Artists Society, Frater gallery in East Melbourne. His exhibition was spread over two large rooms, and generously catered for. On show were a collection of 46 sculptures in either marble, wood, terracotta sandstone, and limestone and 24 oil paintings.

Exhibitions, Opportunities to Enter and to See

Lots to see here - things to see and do as they say - enjoy

EXHIBITION OPENING

Margaret Delahunty Spencer & Mary van den Broek

The Worth in the Ordinary

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new members:

Lucy Mceachern and Allan Goedecke

looking forward to seeing you at meetings and your work in exhibitions.
ASV memberships

Oddments

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/20/public-art-the-feel-good-hit-that-makes-us-linger-and-spend-money

Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea http://mailchi.mp/sculpturebythesea/cottesloe-2017-call-for-artist-submissions-open-1164721?e=04d7418c80

Lorne Sculpture Bienial http://mailchi.mp/lornesculpture/newsletter-syqftbpgqz?e=95dce31dd5

Former PM’s portrait http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-05/tony-abbotts-bronze-bust-unveiled-in-ballarat/8589936

Why sculptures have plinths http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/west-rydes-origami-horses-sculpture-put-out-to-pasture-20170602-gwjmik.html

News from NAVA http://mailchi.mp/visualarts/art-wires-july-2017-fair-pay-update?e=44bbc752cc

From the President

Hi All,
I hope as an Association we keep our members interested and informed. We hope you all feel that you can contribute and can communicate with other sculptors through the newsletters meetings and of course our great exhibitions.

Dates for Your Diary

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street car park. We’ll start at 7:30pm



14 June Mel Rayski - Mati and George Bonicelli will speak to us - hint: something about a pointing machine!

and on 12 July Susie Ashkenazi will share sculpture stories



Entries close for the Annual Exhibition Monday 19th June!

 
 

Entries are Open: ASV Annual & Awards Exhibition

The Exhibition will be held in the foyer spaces of Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne and will run from 7th to 25th August 2017

The May Excursion

image: Gillian Govan
As usual the visit to a foundry was a great success. Though small in numbers the group was enthusiastic and excited to see a bronze pour. On arrival Ewen went through the process explaining different materials and methods of mould making.

Sculpture Among the Tulips

Sculpture Among the Tulips: Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the tenth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, a professionally curated competition for outdoor sculpture. The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize exhibition will be part of the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival held in the Dandenong Ranges and attracting 80,000 visitors between 14th September and 10th October 2017. 

The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is an Acquisitive Award of $20,000. Applications close late July 2017.

Guidelines and Application Forms can be obtained from the curator: Mark Cowie on or at PO Box 1086, Daylesford 3460.

 
 
 
 

Opening soon

Would all members please note: when you run a solo exhibition please let us know - we'd like to go along and support you

News, news and more news...

There is a lot happening around Victorian sculpture - and these are just the things that we know about... let us know of more.....

Welcome to new member

Welcome to new member:

Hovik Oganes Israelian

We are looking forward to seeing you at meetings and your work in exhibitions.


ASV memberships

Tweets and Alerts

If you are looking for more exhibitions to enter or to see best to look at Art Almanac: http://www.art-almanac.com.au/ or see the latest news; http://www.art-almanac.com.au/almanac/newsletter/. Subscribing to the enewsletter is free.

and then there is the rest of the news....

From the President


Hi all,

I am sure I was only writing the presidents letter yesterday. Where does a month go?

I will use this opportunity to fill you in on a few things that have happened.

As you know we had an SOS from Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron requesting Sculptures for their exhibition. Thanks to all the sculptors who made such an effort to get their work there. They were delighted. Brownie points for you and the Association. – See report below

As you will know there has been discussion about a partnership and connection with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. This unfortunately has not eventuated. However I have been assured that this is still a possibility. So we will keep communications open.

Dates for Your Diary

Thu 11 May - visit to Coates Studio Foundry at 10.15 am. Ewan Coates, who is also an artist, will talk about preparing work for casting and will do a "pour" for us. Limited to 25, so the first 25 to call me will be in. I will need to know numbers by no later than 2 May to confirm with Ewan.
Marija Patterson 0435 529 852

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months:
In June Mel Rayski - Mati will speak to us and in July Susie Ashkenazi will share sculpture stories

Exhibitions to Enter



There are three major prizes / exhibitions here - so read on:
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

Report on Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Exhibition



Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show - and below we have a notice from Beaufort Art Exhibition

(Excerpt from Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron report)


Andrew Bryant
"The Second Performance"
We showcased a broad range of artistic works in a variety of media, with the introduction of sculptures adding a new dimension to the show that was very well received. We are still tallying up the final results of the Art Show but the feedback has been that it has been the Best Show on the Mornington Peninsula and the most successful Art Show to date at BYS. We had 323 works on display from 106 artists of which 31 were sculptures.

Rosa Tato at the April Monthly Meeting


"The minute she walked into the joint
I could see she was a gal of distinction
A real creator…..hard working and so refined".


We did get a projector to work eventually -
it required both luck and patience. Rosa and Marija waiting


Following some challenges relating to acquiring and operating a projector for Rosa’s images, this was how Rosa Tato was introduced at Wednesday’s meeting by Marija Patterson who, in 2002, was on the selection panel, interviewing candidates for a place into the BFA (Sculpture) course at RMIT. Rosa was amongst 120 people interviewed and was one of the 15 successful applicants.

Images of Your Work

Images of all the work in the MIFGS exhibition can now be seen on the ASV website - and of course on your profile page. Images for MIFGS and the Annual are taken by a professional photographer: Rob Anderson Photography (and crew). Full studio images would cost in the order of hundreds of dollars each. Sculptors may purchase high and low resolution images of their work - 3 - 5 per sculpture for $30/sculpture. Contact: mail@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

“Imaginings” - The Artworks of Anthony BN Kim


Anthony’s "Embrace on Seating Figure" from 2014 AAE
"Imaginings" - The Artworks of Anthony BN Kim

Venue: Frater Gallery, Victorian Artists Society
Address: 430 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC
The Exhibition will run from Thursday 1 June 2017 to Tuesday 13 June 2017
Open Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm and Sat - Sun: 1pm - 4pm
The exhibition will feature paintings and sculpture by Anthony BN Kim

Invitation

And oops - the newsletter was late:
Join us for our open day bbq & drinks at Fundere Foundry and Studios (Sunshine)
  • Celebrating the completion of 4 bronze equestrian sculptures 
  • Artist’s studios
  • Sunshine print artspace (spa) sneak preview prior to launch mid-year
Saturday April 29 4pm - late
27 – 29 Western Avenue, Sunshine, Vic. 3020
 
 
In 2012 sculptor Louis Laumen was commissioned by the National Boer War Memorial Association (NBWMA) to create 4 1/12 life size bronze troopers on horseback as the major focus for the National Boer War Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

Don't miss.... you missed it!

Graeme Wilkie’s tribute to domestic ware just finished at Qdos Gallery in Lorne. A pointed reminder that you need to keep watching or you’ll miss good stuff.
 
Those of us who visited were treated to a wonderful array of Valda Cuming's work at her recent retrospective... just don't miss these shows and send Sculpere your reports.

Welcome to New Members

joining us after MIFGS:

Casandra Lee Patford and Joe Taranto

looking forward to seeing you at meetings and your work in exhibitions.


ASV memberships

Tweets and Alerts

If you are looking for more exhibitions to enter or to see best to look at Art Almanac - their enewsletter is free and full of information: http://www.art-almanac.com.au/ or see the latest news; http://www.art-almanac.com.au/almanac/newsletter/. Enjoy the news!

President's Letter for March 2017

President Gillian Govan
Hi all,

It is great to see what we are capable of in organising a first class exhibition and as individuals producing such brilliant, diverse and beautiful sculptures. Congratulations to all.

I would like to thank Mark Cowie for his hard work, patience and dedication to the Garden show. We have been so fortunate to have had Mark to build on what started as a small idea that became reality. He has not only organised the exhibitions since 2011 but has brought together many sculptors and introduced many people to the world of sculpture.

Dates and Notes for Your Diary

Read all of this section - both meetings are bound to be popular:

12 April - The meeting will be held at the Ashburton Baptists Church community meeting rooms. The building is entered from the Marquis Street carpark and the meeting commences at 7:30pm. Rosa Tato has agreed to have Q & A about her work.. More information about Rosa here www.rosatato.com and from the supplied information sheet:

Rosa Tato Tu-Don Metal


Prize Winners at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017

First Prize for Carved Work
Jenny Whiteside's "Leda"
This month we can show you images of Prize Winners for the Various Sections. The judge Simon Perry gave an information summary of his judgments at the presentation on 29th March. Images from our official photographer Rob Anderson Photography.


Exhibitions - Opportunities to Enter

There are a few invitations in this section - one of which closes soon - so read on....
 

 

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

The 2017 program will be similar to 2014 but we have some exciting additions.

For further information and to register for entry information go to http://melbourneprizetrust.org/  and http://www.melbourneprize.org/

Entries close on 17 May 2017 at 5pm.
 
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Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

Scrap Metal

I have just purchased a property at Balnarring. It is 10 acres and is covered by approx. 1000 tonnes of scrap metal (old cars, trucks, farm machinery etc) We are having picker days starting this weekend. Members of your association may find this very interesting and a source of material for their work. 0435 752 324 Kyle Gascoigne

Exhibitions to see

ANDREW ROGERS
sculptures at NGV and Moss Green (High St, Armadale),
https://www.facebook.com/mossgreenauctions/photos/pcb.1226959010752485/1226955994086120/?type=3
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GasWorks has a Super Amazing Program coming up - you can read their newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cIEQX5 and here http://eepurl.com/cE_szf

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Dear All,
Please view my exhibition of recent paintings . Opening day to be confirmed.
Cheers Conrad Clark
 

Crowd Funding for Art

The Australian Cultural Fund https://australianculturalfund.org.au is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Individual artists and groups can crowd fund projects, there is a newsletter to which you can subscribe and there are projects underway. One such is sculptor Pete Rosman’s project to exhibit in Venice - see it here https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/eureka-oz-sculpture-venice-2017/2017/

National Close the Gap

 
Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing from the Murray to the Birrarung: Art exhibition
11th March – 14th May, NGV
http://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/exhibitions/weaving-waterways-women-fishing/

Yirramboi: First Nations Arts Festival
5-14 May http://yirramboi.net.au/



Wilin Week 2017

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new members:


Ruv Nemiro
Rina Baxter

and joining us after MIFGS

Sandra Lee Patford
Joe Taranto


looking forward to seeing you at meetings and your work in exhibitions.

ASV memberships

From the President

 Hi all,

In the background of the ASV the wheels are turning. Not grinding…. Really turning. Our recent committee meeting revealed that we have several new members. Welcome to you all. We are in a comfortable position financially. The Herring Island exhibition was a great success and enjoyable. Entries have flowed in for the International Flower and Garden Show and the publicity machine is about to get into gear.

Dates for Your Diary


18 March - Heide Sculpture Tour costs $22 need a group of 10 contact Carmel 0414 996 207. 9444 1466) or Marija (0435 529 852) to confirm by no later than Mar 10



MIFGS exhibition: 29 March to 2 April MIFGS

12 April - Rosa Tato has agreed to have Q & A for our April meeting. The meeting will be held at the Ashburton Baptist Church community meeting rooms

May - Visit to Peter Schippenheim’s workshop tentatively arranged for 13 or 20th May

MIFGS 2017


The media release for MIFGS 2017 is on this website and on the ASV home page

Members and guests on our subsctiption list will receive their invitation to the prize presentation via email very soon.


Even if you are not exhibiting you can help sit or demonstrate.


Exhibitions to Enter

Below are exhibition opportunities that have come in over the month - remember to check Art Almanac for others that we may not have received: 


Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

The 2017 program will be similar to 2014 but we have some exciting additions. It would also be good to discuss opportunities to raise awareness of the ROI if it is of interest.

For further information and to register for entry information go to http://melbourneprizetrust.org/  and http://www.melbourneprize.org/

Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea

Gillian Govan took a well earned break in WA and visited Cottesloe’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition - and she took some mages:
Kevin Draper "Spoke II"

Anne Neil "Murmur"

Exhibitions to See

Here are some exhibitions we've been notified about - hopefully you'll have time and energy to see most of them.
 
 

Welcome to New and Returning Members

Welcome to some new and some returning members:

Peter Drofenik, Diane Williams, Drasko Boljevic, Rina Baxter and Issa Ouatarra

We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

ASV memberships

Sculpture at Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2017

Each year the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is seen by 115,000 to 120,000 visitors. And not least amongst the attractions is the Sculpture Exhibition along the Grand Central Boulevard.


In 2017 MIF&GS will run from 29th March to 2nd April. It will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm plus twilight closing at 9:30pm Friday 31st. March.


MIF&GS is held in the historic Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. You will find further information, directions on how to get there and booking information at melbflowershow.com.au
Sculpture Exhibition: 
The exhibition of garden and courtyard sculpture is held in the beautifully scenic and majestic Grand Central Boulevarde (Sec A84).

You can find outdoor sculpture and garden art in a range of styles and media, sizes and colours, at a range of prices, created by prominent, professional, semi-professional and emerging sculptors from across Victoria. 
 
Some of the works entered for the 2017 exhibition

The sculpture is displayed – and judged - in three sections (a) carved works (b) formed or cast works (c) fabricated works and installations. Each year we show over 100 works suitable for garden/courtyard areas, large properties, corporate spaces and home decoration (The average over the past few years is about 120 works.) There are thousands and thousands of People’s Choice Award votes lodged by viewers of the exhibition. This is one of Australia’s longest-running (over 20 years) and largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions (by number of sculptures on display).


The opening function and presentation event will be held on Wednesday, 29th March at East Imperial Restaurant, Carlton. For invitations to this event please contact the curator whose details can be found below.


The exhibition is presented and co-ordinated by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria sculptorsvictoria.asn.au. For further information regarding the exhibition please contact the curator, Mark Cowie 0429 336 639 or asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au


From the President

Hi all,

January is nearly over and we have already held a successful exhibition at Herring Island.. Well done to all exhibitors and organisers. Now we have to get our creative juices flowing again. How hard that is at this time of year when it is hot, the tennis is on and we are trying to exercise to get rid if all the weight we put on over the festive season.

I am speaking from experience and finding it difficult to be creative. How great it is to have exhibitions to work towards. Entry forms are due for the Toorak Village exhibition and our own display at the International Flower and Garden Show.

Dates for your Diary

1 February Entries closes Toorak Sculpture Exhibition

3 February Visit to TarraWarra MUA

17 February Entries close ASV MIFGS exhibition

11 March - Heide Sculpture Tour costs $22 We need a group of 10 so contact Carmel 0414 996 207. 9444 1466) or Marija (0435 529 852) to confirm by no later than Mar 3.

MIFGS exhibition: 29 March to 2 April

Herring Island 2017

Ismiadi, his work and three of the four coordinators
Our first exhibition of the year was blessed with mild weather. Visitor numbers were lower than usual for the first few days - perhaps because the punt service was restricted by the build up of silt in the river. The punt operators coped with overheating engines and difficult landing access with calm and skill but a reduced trip frequency. Nevertheless the visitors who came were a pleasure

Closing soon - and more exhibitions to enter...

 There's a lot coming up - some deadlines very close - perhaps you have entered already:

 

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

Alerts and Links

Here is a mystery bag of links that have come in over the last little while:

NAVA’s January campaign: Fair Pay for Artists: https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2017/fair-pay-artists/

Welcome to New Member

Welcome to new member: Shlomit Moria
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions
Rob Kendi ASV memberships

Artists' Moral Rights

Michael Meszaros and Gillian Govan worked together to draw attention to the lack of acknowledgment of sculptors’ authorship of their work in an article in the RACV magazine Royalauto. This action is one way that we can support each other as artists.

Exhibitions to See


There's the Campaspe River Walk and the Papermakers Exhibition to see - not to mention the rest of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival with its changing offering of visual arts.

Campaspe River and Land Management Group is a not-for-profit group from the Kyneton community which was established 20+ years ago to clean up the river within the township of Kyneton so we could establish the afore mentioned river walk.

Visit to Exhibition of Bronwyn Oliver's Work at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Marg Carey saw the exhibition and is organising a visit - fast before the show closes on February 5.

"This is an exhibition not to be missed which sadly finishes on Sunday 5th Feb, so I am organising an ASV trip on Friday 3rd.

Bronwyn Oliver ( 1959 --- 2006 ) was an Australian sculptor who worked primarily in metal. She trained at Sydney's College of Fine Arts and London's Chelsea School of Art. Her major works can be found in most Australian capital cities plus NZ, and many galleries and private collections around the world. By 2006 she had held 80 solo exhibitions and group shows in the UK, Japan, France, Germany and China as well as her homeland. Interestingly Sonia Payes who was the guest speaker at the recent AGM, included Oliver in her book "Untitled: Portraits of 60 Australian Artists" which is an excellent read.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Lois Basham's picture from the "Santa drop off" at Herring Island
The year has already started with our busy Herring Island committee organising what will be a great exhibition. Entry forms are already available for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and our Annual Exhibition Coordinator is already confirming plans for the venue of our exhibition. Several monthly meetings have been organised and interesting speakers and studio visits organised. And we are only a few days into 2017. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Deadlines for Entries Coming Up

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.

I want to let you know we will be launching a Registration of Interest (ROI) for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 & Awards on our website www.melbourneprize.org on December 12th. People will be able to email us and in doing so will receive the entry form when it is released early next year.

The 2017 program will be similar to 2014 but we have some exciting additions.

For further information and to register for entry information go to http://melbourneprizetrust.org/ and http://www.melbourneprize.org/