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.

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/
 
 

Media Release for "Circumstances"

You can see the invitation sent to our mailing list here
 
 
CIRCUMSTANCES is an exhibition of small sculptures in the gallery on Herring Island. The Island is in close proximity to the city in the Yarra River.

This Exhibition is run by the Association of Sculptors Victoria and is the first of a series in the Annual Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.
"Punch Out!" by Elnaz Nourizadeh Photograph Rob Anderson