Now more than ever the Victorian Artists Society depends on the support of its passionate community of artists and art lovers.
Donations large and small, bequests and the time and effort of volunteers are all crucial to the ongoing preservation of our heritage listed building and the smooth running of our exhibitions and events, which all contribute to the enrichment of art in Victoria.
We are currently fundraising to complete a total restoration of our Heritage listed building. Three external areas still require attention. These areas have not been accessible until now due to the major development of our neighbour the Eye and Ear Hospital.
The three areas are as follows:
1: Our much needed Disabled Access through a shared pathway with the E&E Hospital on the western side of our building. This will be wheelchair compliant with the entrance into the building through our courtyard. This pathway and entry will also be an alternative access and egress from the building.
2: Restoration of bluestone and brick work on the three sides of our courtyard. This will require tuckpointing, re-grouting and waterproofing, as well as scaffolding and limited landscaping.
3: Restoration of the exterior of the bluestone and brick, back north wall, facing the development of the E&E Hospital. This will also require tuckpointing, re-grouting and water proofing. Scaffolding will also be required.
VAS is an incorporated, not-for-profit body, with a tax-deductible special purpose fund under the auspices of the Register of Cultural Organisations, and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and not-for-profits Commission.
Our building is Heritage Listed and classified by the National Trust of Australia.
All donors will be publicly acknowledged unless otherwise requested, and donations over $2 will be receipted and are tax deductible.
You can make a donation by clicking on the link to our secure Paypal service here, or by calling the office on 03 9662 1484.
Honours Board recognition and certificate of thanks:
Donations can be made as one payment or over three years.
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'Thank you for the flowers' by Carole Lees
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.