Location: Hammond Gallery
A Retrospective Exhibition of 50 years of the Artist of the Year
This exhibition brings together the works of the artists who, annually since 1973, have taken out the award.
These paintings showcase the best talents of the artists who have been active within the society over the past fifty years. The lists of winners reads like a who’s who of Victorian artists: Julian Bruere, Jennifer Fyfe, Clive Sinclair, Gregory Smith, Amanda Hyatt, Ted Dansey, David Taylor, Ben Winspear, to name a few. The artworks show an astounding variety of styles and subjects. While some of the earlier winners have long gone, their works have survived and remained as part of the VAS Collection. Many of the more recent winners, such as Julian Bruere and Gregory Smith, have been the mainstays of the society’s teaching program. While under-represented in the first few years, female artists now make up nearly half of the winners: Gwendolyn Krumins, Jennifer Fyfe and Mary Hyde amongst them.
Banner Image: 'Broth', oil by Jennifer Fyfe
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.