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2019 MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Celebration of the Completion of the Heritage and National Trust Listed Building Restoration in conjunction with the Presentation of the 2019 MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation and the Victorian Artists Society 2019 SCULPTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Exhibition Dates
Viewing until Monday 2 December 2019 at 4pm
Frater, Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

Photography and video Ron Smith

View the official opening of the restored Heritage Listed Building and the 2019 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award. View the above video of the event.


Jennifer Fyfe - Winner of the 2019 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award

Last night, with over 180 guests, sponsors and supporters in attendance, the Victorian Artists Society proudly celebrated the official opening of the restored Heritage and National Trust Listed building, following the four-year $2.5 million heritage restoration.  

In conjunction with the celebrations for the official opening of the building, the Victorian Artists Society announced Jennifer Fyfe as the winner of the prestigious 2019 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation, and Ellen Jenkins as the winner of the 2019 Victorian Artists Society Sculptor of the Year Award.

Julian Bruere was announced as the winner of the 2019 Members Choice Award sponsored by Design Framing, with Ron Reynolds announced as the winner of the 2019 Exhibitors Choice Award sponsored by Noel Waite AO.

Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists Society said we are honoured to receive the generous sponsorship for the prestigious 'Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award' by The Hansen Little Foundation.

Members of the Little Family and the Hansen Little Foundation attended the opening of the Exhibition and the announcement of the winner of the 2019 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award.

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Above: Jennifer Fyfe was presented as the winner of the 2019 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award by Hannah Little from the Hansen Little Foundation.
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'Bringing in the Catch' 
by Jennifer Fyfe
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' At my Table' oil on linen 
by Jennifer Fyfe
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Waiting to Bat' oil on linen
by Jennifer Fyfe

Ellen Jenkins - Winner of the 2019 Victorian Artists Society  Sculptor of the Year Award

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Ellen Jenkins - Winner of the 2019 Victorian Artists Society Sculptor of the Year Award with her sculpture titled 'Eddy'
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'The Mob' white raku
by Ellen Jenkins
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'Eddy' clay
by Ellen Jenkins

Julian Bruere - Winner 2019 Members Choice Award sponsored by Design Framing

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Julian Bruere - Winner 2019 Members Choice Award sponsored by Design Framing with his watercolour titled 'A Light to the Right'.
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'A Light to the Right' watercolour
by Julian Bruere
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'A Lonely Beach VAS'
watercolour
by Julian Bruere
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'Sea Arch, Tasman Peninsula 201 9' watercolour
by Julian Bruere

Ron Reynolds - Winner 2019 Exhibitors Choice Award sponsored by Noel Waite AO

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Ron Reynolds - Winner 2019 Exhibitors Choice Award sponsored by Noel Waite AO with Noel Waite and his oil painting titled 'Fleurs Rouges'.
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'Fleurs Rouges' oil
by Ron Reynolds
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'Mont Ste Victoire - Cezannes Mountains' oil
by Ron Reynolds
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Billabong Summer' oil by Ron Reynolds

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Tel: (03) 9662 1484

Gallery Viewing Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

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Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.