Weekdays: 10am-4pm
Weekends: 11am-4pm
The Victorian Artists Society will be closed over the Easter Long Weekend, Friday 7 to Monday 10 April.

Exhibition from
Friday 2 December until Tuesday 13 December

'Le Vengeur sinks, 1794', watercolour by Julian Bruere VAS FVAS, Thomas Somerscales Trophy Winner 2021

The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist. 

The opening event for the VAS Maritime Exhibition is on Sunday 4 December at 2pm. 

This exhibition coincides with an exhibition by the Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) in the VAS Frater Gallery. See more details here.


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

Wednesday 30 November between 11am and 3pm or Thursday 1 December from 11am and before 2pm.

Members may submit up to 2 paintings and 3 sculptures.

For entries to be accepted into the VAS Maritime Exhibition, the work must follow a marine or maritime theme, that is, relating to, found or connected with the sea. This is quite broad and can include all manner of things including ships, boats and other types of watercraft either at sea or dry-docked, sea and coastal scenes, piers, harbours, marine equipment, people engaged in marine type activities etc.

The entry fee is $10 per artwork and can be paid at reception or by using the online entry form here. Online entries for the VAS Maritime Exhibition will open on Wednesday 16 November.


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 29 November 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 Maritime Exhibition will open on Monday 5 December with all artworks for sale.

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