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.
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.
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
|Ismiadi, his work and three of the four coordinators|
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.
NAVA’s January campaign: Fair Pay for Artists: https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2017/fair-pay-artists/
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.
"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.
|Lois Basham's picture from the "Santa drop off" at Herring Island|
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|