Current Exhibitions

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Maxine Wade—LUX

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021

Meet the Artist Saturday 6 March 1pm to 40m

Eileen Mackley Members Room

An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by Maxine Wade.


Grazia Marin—Face and Form

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021

Cato Gallery

An exploration in paintings of the human figure and face by Grazia Marin.

Upcoming Exhibitions


VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2021

5 Mar 2021 - 22 Mar 2021
In this exhibition artists are asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively. Digital Works included. The VAS Contemporary Exhibition features a $5000 prize sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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Kristan Oud—Light after Lockdown 

17 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
This is a compilation of works both colourful and simple. Dynamic skies and bright paintings are complimented by the elegant simplicity of city sketches.
Chris Pelchen Image Landscape


24 Mar 2021 - 30 Mar 2021
The Exhibition features Landscapes from African scenery photographed in 2018, to more recent works including still life subjects. The works are large and dramatic, painted in Acrylic and Oils.

Judith Perrey Retrospective Exhibition

31 Mar 2021 - 13 Apr 2021
A retrospective exhibition of work by Judith Perrey, a former Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society. Judith passed in 2016 at the age of 89. Her children, Peter and Jennifer, are proud to present her work for everyone’s pleasure.
Adrian Johnson Creek Bed Shadows Flinders Ranges. Oil

Adrian Johnson

15 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
2018 Maritime Winner -Thomas Somerscales Trophy - Ted Dansey - Splitsail Barges, watercolour

VAS Maritime Exhibition 2021

16 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
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.
Smoko - Jennifer Fyfe - President's Award 2018

VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2021

7 May 2021 - 24 May 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 Autumn exhibition features the President's Prize for $2000 and the VAS Council Sculpture Prize for $250.
2c_iv_2020 Winter Winner - 'Storm over Streeton Country - Mt. Abrupt' oil on linen by Ben Winspear - Winner, 2020 VAS Winter exhibition, Senior Art Supplies Award

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021

18 Jun 2021 - 28 Jun 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 Winter Exhibition features the Senior Art Supplies Prize, for $1000 of Senior Art Supplies.
Lukas Ryan_Sunrise, Yarra Valley

VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2021

15 Jul 2021 - 26 Jul 2021
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.
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.

VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2021: Open Day

Sunday 22 Aug 2021, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A free open day featuring live portraiture sessions, demonstrating the process of painting a portrait from models in costume.
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.

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
Bird's Nest by Gwendoline Krumins

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.