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Current Exhibitions

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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2022

12 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 16 August at 7pm

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

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 skillfully capturing the human spirit. The Nada Hunter Prizes are for: 1st prize, $1000. 2nd prize, $200. 3rd prize $150.

Emma - Joe Whyte

VAS Life Group Exhibition 2022

10 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the human body and showcases artworks that have been created during our weekly Portrait and Life Group sessions with life models.

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Barbara McManus—It’s a Small World

1 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022

Mackley Members' Room

A range of small studies prepared while travelling overseas.

Liz Moore Golding_Musician Man

Faces of VAS 2022

3 Aug 2022 - 29 Sep 2022

VAS Foyer

This exhibition celebrates the importance of portraiture at VAS by displaying our historic permanent collection works alongside some of our current VAS portraitists.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2022: Open Day

Sunday 21 Aug 2022, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop into our free open day of live painting by 15 of the top VAS portraiture artists!

VAS En Plein Air Exhibition 2022

25 Aug 2022 - 5 Sep 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the spirit of plein air artists; featuring works painted outdoors.
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Gregory R Smith—Within a New Light

25 Aug 2022 - 12 Sep 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries, 25 August to 5 September. Cato Gallery, 7 to 12 September.

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 48 months.
Portrait of Doug Kettles - Gregory Smith

A Demonstration of Portraiture Oil Painting with Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS

Monday 29 Aug 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

Celebrated VAS artist, tutor and past president, Gregory R Smith will demonstrate his tonal realist approach to portraiture by painting VAS president, Richard Impey.
Its Dry in the Grampians


2 Sep 2022 - 29 Sep 2022

Mackley Members' Room

Walter grew up on a dairy farm in rural Victoria where he was surrounded with forest and all its wild creatures. He never lost his desire to commune with nature in both a physical and spiritual way. This connection drives the way he paint.

VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2022

9 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

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 Prizes for: 1st prize, $400. 2nd prize, $250. 3rd prize $100. And the VAS Council Sculpture prizes for: Sculpture 1st prize, $150. Sculpture 2nd prize, $100.

VAS Country Members Exhibition 2022

15 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Cato Gallery

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.
Jo Reitze Orchids 2 Gouache on board copy


2 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Mackley Members' Room

Jo is delighted to present these beautiful blooms in a salon hang in the light, bright, intimate elegance of the Mackley Member’s Room at The Victorian Artists’ Society. She invites you and your friends to enjoy this celebration of nature’s beauty.
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VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2022

14 Oct 2022 - 24 Oct 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

This exhibition showcases the range of artistic practices and mediums that are taught at the VAS Art School. Encompassing oil, watercolour, pastel, drawing, acrylic, gouache and sculpture, both students and teachers works on show will reveal the diversity and creativity within the school.
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VAS Drawing Exhibition 2022

27 Oct 2022 - 7 Nov 2022

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

The 'Edward Heffernan Drawing Prize' is awarded in honour of Edward Heffernan, past president of VAS from 1977 to 1980. He served on the VAS Council for 12 years and was also awarded the Distinguished VAS Service Award, Honorary life Membership, VAS Fellowship and the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Arts.
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VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2022

11 Nov 2022 - 28 Nov 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

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 Little Treasures 2022

2 Dec 2022 - 13 Dec 2022

Cato Gallery

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.

VAS Maritime Exhibition 2022

2 Dec 2022 - 13 Dec 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean. The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist.

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.