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.

The Final Word...

Hi All,
As many of you will know I resigned as President of the Association of Sculptors at the AGM. I was disappointed that I was unable to find anyone to replace me. However, Yvonne Monik is now Vice President. Yvonne is very willing and capable but works full time and is also continuing to be very involved with our exhibitions. It would be great if someone would step up to help her.

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

9 November ASV Committee meeting. All members are welcome - indeed invited to come along and find out how the committee works and even volunteer a small portion of time or expertise to get 2018 rolling along. We meet 7pm at 20 England St Bentleigh East (Gillian Govan’s very hospitable home complete with warm ambience fine wine and conversation.)

26 November - a Christmas party at Marg Carey’s place. Full information here

1 December entries close Herring Island exhibition

13 to 28 January Herring Island Exhibition weekends only

9 February entries close MIFGS 2018

We look forward to some inspirational meetings in 2018 - plus a few outings. Watch for more information in the newsletter.

Report on the AGM

Approximately 20 people attended the AGM and responded favourably to Melanie Guile’s enthusiastic and competent discussion of the proposed history project for the ASV.
 
The important agenda items were worked through:
 

History for the ASV

Melanie Guile, a writer and experienced historian, as an introduction, told us a little about herself, past projects, background and qualifications . She then explained the process of writing a history. She told us the benefits of, and why we should write a history and the aims. She described what a history may be like and what it would cover including events, key people, social and artistic contexts; the impact of the ASV and its achievements. It would include referenced material, e.g. members and prize winners.

She explained how she would go about putting a history together- The process which would involve research, interviews, invite members input. She would need to get ideas from members, documents, memoirs, letters etc. Finally she explained what a history of the ASV might achieve for the organisation and its members.

The first question raised of course was the cost. This is a large sum not able to be defined at this stage as we need to decide how extensive we wish the history to be and how presented. If we are to even consider this it will be necessary to carry out some serious fundraising in the form of grants sponsorship or social events.

Melanie was an interesting speaker and I think those present were impressed

Gillian Govan

VISIT WITH SCULPTURE NETWORK (EUROPE)

VISIT WITH SCULPTURE NETWORK (EUROPE) TO VENICE ART BIENNALE 2017 – ELLY BUCKLEY
St Marks Square

With much excitement I joined the (European) Sculpture Network on an exclusive trip to Venice for its 57th International Art Exhibition "La Biennale di Venezia". There, 43 participants from nine different countries had the opportunity to enjoy summer and art in Northern Italy and travel with other like-minded companions who shared their passion for Contemporary Sculpture! We opened up the possibility to exchange views and to visit 18 presentations from various artists.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017

A message from the exhibition curator

The outstanding visual delight of looking at the abundance of very colourful tulips rippling across the sloping fields is a challenging context in which to place contemporary sculpture.

ASV Christmas Get Together

ASV CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER
SUNDAY---NOVEMBER 26TH
5 CHERRY HILL WAY--CHIRNSIDE PARK
The venue at Cherry Hill Way


Two years ago we held a very successful end of year get together out here at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, and felt we should do it again.

MIFGS Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition 2018

For more than 20 years, the Association of Sculptors of Victoria (ASV) has established a highly-regarded sculpture competition and exhibition as a major adjunct to the well-established annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), which is attended by more than110,000 visitors during the five-day event each year.
"Leda" Jenny Whiteside
First Prize for Carved Work

This year’s MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition will run from Wednesday, 21st March to Sunday, 25th March.

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2018

Ismiadi's "Boab" won the Peoples Choice Award
In 2017 we saw the interesting situation of reduced visitor numbers to the exhibition in combination with pretty good sales - we had a better targeted audience of people coming to the island and seeing the exhibition and permanent collection because of our improved advertising and media campaign. A big thank you to the team of Elnaz (Instagram), Beata (free websites) and Jenny Whiteside (Facebook)

Allan Goedecke

Here is a bit more about the winner of the 2017 ADFAS Yarra Andor Meszaros Sculpture Prize


Allan Goedecke worked as an educator in a range of teaching environments including secondary, TAFE and refuge youth programs.

Plea for Respite

Jellybeans are no longer enough!

Your newsletter editor needs a break! Can somebody or somebodies please undertake to do the November edition of Sculpere?

Contact Jenny Rickards 0418 971 897 or newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au or come to the next committee meeting and discuss how the newsletter is put together.

Please!

News, Alerts and more

This is a huge section... news of exhibitions, opportunities, tuition and more.... read on
 
 
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Sculpture by the Sea is at full swing at Bondi - reports from those of you who exhibited or managed to get there to see it will be gratefully received.

From the President

Hi All,
Not only has another month passed but also another year.

Next month 11th October our meeting will be our Annual General Meeting. Through the year the committee has met on a regular basis to organise exhibitions, Meetings, Sponsorship, newsletters website etc. etc. etc.

Please come to the AGM and support these tireless volunteers and listen to what they have to report and what they have to say about the future of your Association.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Melanie Guile

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

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.


26 November - a Christmas party preliminary indications are a party at Marg Carey’s place. Stand by for more information.

The AGM

The AGM is to be held at 7:30pm on 11th October in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church - there are some formatlities to go through - nominations, agenda, reports - the nitty gritty of making the ASV run. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else or make a suggestion for inclusion on the agenda please contact
John Bishop e: secretary@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au or call 9885 2660

The September Meeting

John Bishop at NLSS 2011
On Wednesday of 13th September John Bishop showed that as well as being our very able secretary he is a very accomplished sculptor and presenter. His talk about his journey in sculpture was really interesting and very well prepared.

The News about the Desk

Here is the information that has flowed in during the month - it is varied in its offering - read through and enjoy....


 Sculpture Bermagui for more information:

Obituary

Joan at the dedication
of the Gallery at BAG 
Joan Macrae born Feb 25th 1918, died Sept 18th 2017

Joan’s contribution to art, sculpture and ceramics in Beaumaris was considerable. A gentle, warm, friendly and welcoming person she was loved by all. Her drive, enthusiasm, intelligence, creativity and practical abilities were endless. Through her work the Beaumaris Art Group began.

Help Needed

 
We have been contacted through the website by the owner of a broken water feature. The owner has been informed by the nursery that sold it to him that the original sculptor has died. So we have been approached to find someone to help. The original bowl was apparently made from Hebel but a ceramic replacement may well be the most appropriate.

Jelly Bean Power

we have supplies!
Do you know how your newsletter gets to be done? How does a sculptor sit at the computer long enough to get the information collated and out to you?

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