Current Exhibitions

Evelyn Yee- Gum tree, Maranoa Botanic Gardens Medium used- Watercolour

Plein Air Artists—In the Open Air

15 Jul 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Eileen Mackley Members' Room

The Plein Air Artists are a group of enthusiastic artists who meet every Saturday afternoon at locations within Melbourne and its environs, to gain focus, relaxation, and self-expression through painting and drawing at these sites. They have been motivated by the immense social and personal benefits from sharing their passion with each other.

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AASPi—Shot in the Heart of Melbourne 2021

29 Jul 2021 - 9 Aug 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPi) is a not for profit collective voice to promote Street Photography in Australia.


16 Jul 2021 - 9 Aug 2021

Cato Gallery

Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne.

Upcoming Exhibitions

2019 Portraiture Winner - Bilboa by Paul Learmonth

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2021

13 Aug 2021 - 23 Aug 2021
This annual exhibition, featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award celebrates portraiture in all genres. An inspiring array of talent by some of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skilfully capture the human spirit. The Nada Hunter Prize is for $1000.

Norma Bull Scholarship Award Exhibition 2021

13 Aug 2021 - 23 Aug 2021
This is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture. The 2021 scholarship is for $5000, going towards the acquisition of the winning artwork by the Victorian Artists Society, which will enable the winning artist to further progress their painting practice.
Bendigo View

It Hao Pheh—Journey

17 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
Immerse yourself into the beauty of art with this watercolour journey by award winning artist It Hao Pheh.
Emma - Joe Whyte

VAS Life Group Exhibition 2021

26 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021
This exhibition celebrates the human body and showcases artworks that have been created during our weekly Portrait and Life Group sessions with life models.
Greg Smith Image 2

Gregory R Smith—Within a New Light

26 Aug 2021 - 14 Sep 2021
Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS presents his 44th solo exhibition, featuring some 120 works of still life, portraiture, florals and landscapes completed in the last 24 months.

VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2021

10 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021
One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prize for $750.

VAS Country Members Exhibition 2021

16 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021
The Victorian Artists Society has a large membership that spans across Victoria and beyond its borders. This exhibition showcases the creativity of our country members.

VAS 9x5 Exhibition 2021

14 Oct 2021 - 25 Oct 2021
A homage to the original 9x5 Impressionism Exhibitions, of small works painted on cigar box lids.

VAS En Plein Air Exhibition 2021

28 Oct 2021 - 8 Nov 2021
This exhibition celebrates the spirit of plein air artists; featuring works painted outdoors.
Bringing in the Catch Jennifer Fyfe

VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2021

12 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021
This impressive exhibition features artworks by select Victorian Artists Society artists, who have been invited to participate after receiving the highest number of votes from their peers.  This is a prestigious award and much sort after. VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year prize $10,000: sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation. Members’ choice prize $500: sponsored by Design Framing. Exhibitors’ choice prize $500: sponsored by Noel Waite AO
Edificio Metropolis

VAS Little Treasures 2021

19 Nov 2021 - 7 Dec 2021
The annual Little Treasures exhibition features a large variety of small artworks, showcasing the many talents of our artists. For sale prices of $250 and under.

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.