The Society is a non-profit organisation, run by artists for artists and those interested in the arts. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and was founded in 1938. The Society's primary aims include the fostering and promotion of contemporary art, to further the understanding of it, and to encourage and stimulate artists.
The Association of Sculptors of Victoria grew out of a society of professional sculptors formed in the 1930's. Its membership now represents all modes of sculptural practice - from the professional commissioning artist to the aspiring student. Members cooperate to support sculpture and sculptors in Victoria in a variety of ways including: running and recording exhibitions, maintaining a suppliers and services directory, offering a referral service for sculptors, running members' meetings and workshops and publishing a monthly newsletter.
The WAR was Established 1975. It is an archive and repository of slides, published material and other written sources, both old and new, documenting Australian women artists, their images and their writings. A diverse range of media and art disciplines, including craft, design, photography, installation, are represented in the archive, as well as various styles and all eras from the Victorian period.
Established in 2003, The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival (HISAF is a series of Art Exhibitions organized by volunteer members of Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. and The Association of Sculptors of Victoria at the Gallery on Herring Island midway between Richmond and South Yarra on Melbourne’s Yarra River. Each, five different groups participate, show the works of the members. The Island’s Gallery is accessible by Parks Victoria Punt from the Como Landing (opposite Como Park in Alexanderra Ave. in South Yarra) on weekends and Public Holidays between 11.30am and 4.45pm. This years exhibitions feature works from Ceramics Victoria (9 to 26 January), Assoc. Sculptors of Victoria (30 Jan to 14 Feb), Contemporary Art Society (20 Feb to 8 March), Koorie Heritage Trust (13 to 28 March) Photography Studies College (3 to 18 April).
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. (Jean Cocteau)
Art of the Imagination - artworks by Robert Lee, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Website by Paper Action