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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I take photographs in the Gallery?

Video filming, flash and tripod photography (including 'selfie sticks') are not permitted inside the galleries. If you wish to seek copyright approval to photograph a work of art for publication please contact the office on 03 9662 1484

Can VAS provide a valuation for an artwork that I own?

Unfortunately VAS is not able to provide valuations.

Does the Gallery sell artworks?
How do I get to the VAS Galleries?

We are located at 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne, 3002.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Our building A 5 minute walk from Parliament Station, next to the Eye and Ear Hospital and across the road from St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Trams 11, 12 and 109 stop on the corner of Albert Street and Gisborne Street.

BY CAR

1 hour meter parking is available along Albert Street, opposite the gallery. Parking is also available at the nearby Wilson Parking at 410 Albert St, East Melbourne.

Is the Gallery wheelchair accessible?

There are 5 steps leading up to the entrance of the building. We have a lift to take visitors to the upper galleries and a disabled toilet.

We are negotiating with the neighbouring Eye and Ear Hospital to open up disable access to the building, and are hoping to have this available later in 2022.

When is the Gallery open?

The VAS Galleries are open to the public from 10am to 4pm weekdays, and 1pm to 4pm on weekends and public holidays.

Membership

What are the benefits of becoming a Member of VAS?

SUPPORT US

Can I make a donation to VAS?

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.  

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. 

Read more about supporting VAS here.

Do you have a volunteer program?

As a not-for-profit organisation, VAS depends on volunteer support from its community of passionate artists and art lovers to run events, organising exhibitions and maintain the galleries. There are plenty of opportunities for members and friends of the Society to contribute, including receiving of artwork for exhibitions, exhibition opening nights, catering, gallery sitting, cleaning of galleries, taking down of exhibitions and kitchen duties.

Found out more here.

Classes

Is a refund available if I cancel my booking for a class or workshop?

If a class is cancelled by VAS we will refund the cost of the class or credit that amount to a future class.

We cannot offer refunds or credits for classes missed because of work commitments unless we are advised of these dates prior to the start of term, and up to half of the term.

 

When do bookings become available for classes?

Exhibitions

Can I hold an exhibition of my own artwork at VAS?

The galleries at VAS are available for hire by members or non-members, for one off events such as concerts and weddings, or for exhibitions of 1 or 2 weeks.

Find out more here.

Do I need a ticket to see the exhibitions?

Entry to see exhibitions held in the VAS Galleries is free for all members and the public.

How do I enter an Exhibition at VAS?

VAS holds more than 13 regular exhibitions each year as well as several popup exhibitions. Entry into exhibitions is open to all members of the Victorian Artists Society unless otherwise stated (for example, the Art School & Tutor Exhibition is open only to current students of our art school). 

Selection criteria applies to some exhibitions, including the Autumn, Winter and Spring Exhibitions, while entry into the annual Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition is by invitation only. The VAS Council is responsible for the selection of artwork.

How do I upload artwork to the Online Gallery?

Entry of artworks onto our Online Gallery and into online exhibitions is open to all members of VAS. 

Artworks can be entered online through the Members' Area of the website, at Add an Artwork tab.

Works uploaded to the online gallery can be entered into online exhibitions when these are open for entry. View more details here.

When are the send in and pick up days for VAS Exhibitions?

'Circle of Colours', oil by Faramarz Mokhtarpour

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.