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For 150 years the Victorian Artists Society has been an artistic landmark in Victoria.  It is within these walls that young artists including Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, William Frater, Frederick McCubbin and many others, commenced their journey of brushstrokes, which today form the foundation of Australia’s major art collections in national galleries across Australia.    

The Victorian Artists Society's recent full restoration of its National Trust and Heritage listed building has ensured that this historic birthplace of Australian art continues to play an important part in the lives of the art loving community, from the time it opened its doors in 1892 and well into the future. 

The Victorian Artists Society building houses three beautiful galleries on the upper level, the Frater, McCubbin and Hammond. The Frater, McCubbin and Hammond galleries offer a stunning back drop for exhibitions featuring all genres of art. Each gallery has 4-metre-high soaring ceilings, heritage architectural details, state of the art gallery lighting and lift access.

Downstairs is the intimate Cato Gallery, which is filled with natural light and suitable for solo or small group exhibitions, along with the Foyer Gallery and Mackley Members Room. 

  • Seating available for use when hiring the Frater and Hammond galleries. 
  • A lectern, microphone and built in sound system are available.
  • 10 plinths available for sculpture display. 
  • Kitchen facilities on the ground floor.
  • Staff services available to support all aspects of exhibitions and events.
  • Coffee cart available for use at openings and events as well as operating gallery hours. 

Exhibitions can be booked for either one or two weeks, while functions and events can be held during the day or evenings subject to availability. 

Please use the form provided below to submit your exhibition proposal. Please note that as of June 2024, best availability is in the Cato Gallery for 2025. 



Our gallery lighting system is lit to showcase all types of artworks in the best light, the Frater gallery offers the largest open space at 14.6m x 8.6m and holds up to 100 people.



The Hammond Gallery has the added benefit of a stage with grand piano, available to use for functions and concerts, and beautiful leadlight windows within its historic alcoves that have access to the balcony, which has a majestic view over Melbourne.  The Hammond gallery measures 14.6m x 8.6m and holds up to 80 people.

McCubbin Gallery copy


The McCubbin encircles the grand staircase and is the first gallery visitors encounter when going upstairs. This gallery can be hired in conjunction with one of the adjoining galleries.

Cato Gallery 2022


Filled with natural light and in a convenient downstairs position at the front of the building. The Cato gallery measures 5.2m x 10.6m and has a unique double hanging system. 

Exhibition Proposal Form

About you

Please provide your first name
Please provide your last name
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About your Exhibition

Please provide a short statement outlining the exhibition. This should include the art form and medium, the concept surrounding the work, the scale of the work, and the approximate sale price range of the works.

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Your Images

Please provide images of at least three (3) of your artworks to be exhibited. If the proposed exhibition work is not yet able to be provided, work samples should be indicative of the style and standard of works to be shown. Please note that VAS reserves the right not to show work that differs significantly from the works approved. 

Gallery Spaces

Preferred Gallery Space

See the gallery floor plan here.


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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.