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GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION WINNER 2019

Viewing until Tuesday 9 April 2019

Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin


Last night the Victorian Artists' Society held the official opening of the 2019 George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition.

The 2019 Award Winner for the George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition was David Kaneen. 

Highly Commended Awards were presented to Peter Edgeley, Sam Bruere, Clive Sinclair, Rose Draffin, Raffaella Torresan and Susan Sutton.

The Victorian Artists' Society Contemporary Exhibition Sculpture Award Winner was Fayez Assaf. 

Judge Brock Q Piper

Brock Q Piper was the Judge for the 2019 George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition.

"As an artist, I am compelled to explore personal experiences and translate them into paintings, drawings and poems to express that which cannot be understood without the abstraction of creation. It's about one's own past being observed outside of context, and how we self-assess by exploring the past through our present understandings."  
Read more at https://www.brockqpiper.com

The George Hicks Foundation

The late George Hicks was awarded Life Membership of the Victorian Artists' Society in 1979.  Mr Hicks' name appears on the Victorian Artists' Society Honours Board.  Mr Hicks was a major sponsor to the Victorian Artists' Society's Spring and Winter Exhibitions from 1968 to 1987. 

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2019 Winner of the George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition
David Kaneen - Backyard View - Acrylic/Oil
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The 2019 George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition Award Winners:

Left: Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists' Society; Judge Brock Q Piper; Victorian Artists' Society Sculpture Award winner Fayez Assaf; Ian Hicks AM, George Hicks Foundation; Highly Commended Susan Sutton; Highly Commended Clive Sinclair; David Kaneen, 2019 Winner George Hicks Contemporary Exhibition;

Highly Commended Sam Bruere; Highly Commended Peter Edgeley and 

Highly Commended Raffaella Torresan.

Highly Commended Artists Works

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Peter Edgeley - Folly in the Gardens
Conte / Mixed media

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Clive Sinclair - Westernport - Acrylic

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Rose Draffin - Renewal, Strathewan Mixed media
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Sam Bruere - Inseparable - Oil

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Raffaella Torresan - All the old faces - Oil

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Susan Sutton - Challenge - Oil / Graphite

The 2019 Victorian Artists' Society Contemporary Exhibition Sculpture Award

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The 2019 Victorian Artists' Society Contemporary Exhibition Sculpture Award Winner was Fayez Assaf for the work titled Glory 36 Between Heaven and Earth


The Victorian Artists' Society Introduction to Digital Art Exhibition

Viewing until Tuesday 2 April 2019
Cato Gallery

Featuring works by Bruce Baldey, Richard Impey, Nathan Moshinksy, Robyn Pridham and Parul Sen.

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Left:  Digital artists Parul Sen, Richard Impey and Nathan Moshinsky providing a digital demonstration for the Channel 10 News cameraman last night in the Cato Gallery.

Channel 10 News with Weather Presenter Mike Larkan attended the Victorian Artists' Society Digital Art demonstration and filmed a piece that went to air last night on the Channel 10 News at 5.25pm


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