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Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

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VAS Monochrome Exhibition

2 May 2024 – 10 Jun 2024

VAS Foyer

A showcase of works in black and white by VAS Members.
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A Tonal Exhibition

22 May 2024 – 3 Jun 2024

Cato Gallery

A showcase of VAS artists working in oils influenced by tonalist painting.
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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Yaping Jiang—Paradise Awakened

30 May 2024 – 11 Jun 2024

Frater Gallery

Yaping graduated from China's Sichuan Academy of Art. She founded New Star Art School over 20 years ago, which has become a leading art education brand in Melbourne.
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VAS Trivia Night 2024

Thursday 30 May 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for a night of art, trivia and light refreshments. All welcome, so please bring your friends to see your work and join the trivia fun.
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The First Bloom—Hsin Lin

2 Jun 2024 – 30 Jun 2024

Mackley Members' Room

Hsin has been devoting herself for the past 10 years to working on her signature contemporary floral series that features native and common flowers we know; flowers represent life and each different type of flower has a unique symbolic meaning.
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Nostalgia of Burma—A Visual Voyage to Burmese Art

5 Jun 2024 – 11 Jun 2024

Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

Presented by Art & Ko Collection
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Margaret Edwards—Disappearing Landscapes

6 Jun 2024 – 17 Jun 2024

Cato Gallery

Travelling to south eastern Greenland in the height of summer in 2019 had a profound effect on me and my painting practice.
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SURFACE—VAS Foyer Showcase

12 Jun 2024 – 5 Aug 2024
An exploration of notions of Surface, as interpreted by our VAS artists. Themes artists might explore include textures, layers, perspectives, or perception vs reality - all artistic interpretations are welcome. 
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The Association of Sculptors of Victoria 2024

13 Jun 2024 – 1 Jul 2024

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

More than 100 sculptures by emerging and professional sculptors will be exhibited. They will be diverse in style, subject and in a variety of materials including wood, bronze, steel, resin and mixed media.
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VAS 9x5 Exhibition 2024

5 Jul 2024 – 5 Aug 2024

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

A homage to the original 1889 9x5 Impressionism Exhibitions, of small works painted on cigar box lids.
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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2024

5 Jul 2024 – 15 Jul 2024

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.
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VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2024: Open Day

Sunday 7 Jul 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Drop into our free open day of live painting by some of the top VAS portraiture artists!
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VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2024

19 Jul 2024 – 5 Aug 2024

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 Artist of the Year Award Exhibition. The Winter Exhibition features a first prize of $1000, and a sculpture prize of $500.
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VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2024

6 Sep 2024 – 23 Sep 2024

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 Artist of the Year Award Exhibition. The Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes: Exhibition Winner $1000 and Sculpture prize $500.
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VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2024

11 Oct 2024 – 21 Oct 2024

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

The 'Edward Heffernan Memorial Drawing Prizes' are 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 Maritime Exhibition 2024

25 Oct 2024 – 5 Nov 2024

Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean.
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THE HYLTON MACKLEY AM (HON) FVAS, VAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2024

8 Nov 2024 – 25 Nov 2024

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.
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VAS Art Studio Exhibition 2024

20 Dec 2024 – 13 Jan 2025

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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