Banner Image: 'Dance of the Bricole', oil by Jennifer Fyfe, Winner 2019
The Judge for this year's Spring Select Exhibition will be Amanda Hyatt. Amanda is a tonal impressionist Alla Prima watercolourist, making every brushstroke matter, who also paints in oils. She believes that light and atmosphere are the key essentials for her art and doesn’t rely on colour. She uses a reduced, more muted colour palette and makes tone ‘do all the work’ rather than letting ‘colour get all the glory’. She has been described as a ‘Master Artist’ (Director of the Dalian Art Gallery, China), one of the ‘top seven en plein air Masters’ (L’Art de L’Aquarelle) and 'is now considered to be one of the most exciting and ground-breaking watercolour artists in the world' (APV Films 2019). Read more about Amanda here.
The Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes for:
And the VAS Council Sculpture prizes for:
Works entered into the VAS Spring 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 of the reasons for not being selected.
All current members of VAS are encouraged to vote in the VAS Spring Exhibition. Votes go towards inclusion in the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition.
The opening event for the VAS Spring Exhibition is on Tuesday 13 September from 7pm.
You can bring your artwork into the building for the VAS Spring Exhibition on either:
Wednesday 7 September between 11am and 3pm or Thursday 8 September from 11am and before 2pm.
Members may submit up to 1 artwork and 3 sculptures.
The entry fee is $10 per artwork and can be paid at reception or by using the online entry form here.
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 6 September 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 Portrait Exhibition will open on Wednesday 17 August with all artworks for sale.
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.