Call for Entries

11 April to 8 May
Paul Laspagis_The Defiance of Nature_Winner Autumn Exhibition 2022

'The Defiance of Nature', Oil on Linen by Paul Laspagis, Winner Mackley Prize 2022

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 Autumn exhibition features the Mackley Prize for $2000 and the VAS Sculpture Prize

See past winners here.

Works entered into the VAS Autumn Exhibition must not have been previously exhibited at VAS. Digital works will not be included in this exhibition.

A selection process will be undertaken by the VAS Council Select Committee, based on quality, execution and presentation of works. Unsuccessful entrants will be advised by email of the reasons for not being selected.

All current members of VAS are encouraged to vote in the VAS Autumn Exhibition. Votes go towards inclusion in the Artist of the Year Award Exhibition.

The opening and awards presentation event for the VAS Autumn Select Exhibition is on Saturday 15 April at 1pm

The judge for this year's Autumn Exhibition shall be Lisa Wang. Lisa is the Vice President of the WSV. She has held 7 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions. In recent years she has travelled to Italy, Shangri-La, Paris, Belgium and China on painting trips with internationally renown master artists. Lisa enjoys working with an extensive variety of subjects, but portraits are her favourite. Her confident brush work, use of colour and ability to capture light make her paintings unique and highly sought after by art lovers and collectors world wide. Find out more about Lisa here.

Lisa Wang_You did well!

'You did well!', oil by Lisa Wang



You can bring your artwork into the building for the VAS Autumn Select Exhibition on either:

Wednesday 5 April between 11am and 8pm or Thursday 6 April from 11am and before 2pm.

Members may submit up to 1 artwork and 3 sculptures.

The entry fee is $25 per artwork ($30 for large works with a combined height and width of over 180cm) and can be paid at reception or by using the online entry form here. Online entry for the Autumn Select Exhibition will open on Friday 24 March 2023.


You have the OPTION of entering work on our online gallery. 

Click on the link to view the instructional video below showing you how to enter your art work online. Online entries must be uploaded to the online gallery by Tuesday 4 April for processing.

Please note that this is a two step process. You must first upload your artwork to your profile, and then enter it into the exhibition. Simply uploading the work does not automatically enter it into the exhibition.

Remember to bring your artwork into the galleries if you enter the work online.



Online viewing for the VAS Autumn Exhibition will open on Monday 17 April with all artworks for sale.

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