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June Exhibitions & Events at VAS



WITH JULIAN BRUERE VAS FVAS

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 1:00pm until 3:00pm

Hammond Gallery

Celebrated VAS Artist and Tutor Julian Bruere VAS FVAS will demonstrate watercolour techniques before an audience. This is a unique opportunity to see a master at work. Visitors to this event will go in the draw to win the artwork Julian Bruere will be producing during the demonstration.

The demonstration will begin at 1:15pm and run for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, with 30 minutes break. Refreshments will be served.

Due to the limited capacity of the gallery, RSVP is essential for this event; email admin@vasgallery.org.au or call 03-9662-1484.

This event will take place during the FIVE Exhibition, from Thursday May 26 until Monday June 6, featuring Ted Dansey, Lucille Tam, Mary Hyde and Julian Bruere, a group exhibition of Landscape, Floral and Marine subjects in Gouache, Watercolour and Oil.


Viewing from Wednesday 1 June until Thursday 30 June 2022

Mackley Members' Room

This reflective exhibition offers a glimpse of the Victorian Artists Society as it was in the early 1960s, from the perspective of then VAS President Laurence Scott Pendlebury, artist and teacher.

This exhibitions features a showcase of artist's sketches and paintings, presidential memorability and VAS catalogues, photographs and newsletters of the era.

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'Clarkes Cottage', oil by Laurence Scott Pendlebury, VAS Permanent Collection


Viewing from Thursday 2 June until Tuesday 14 June 2022

Opening Event Thursday 2 June from 6pm until 9pm

Cato Gallery

View Deny Christian's Profile

This is the first exhibition by Deny Christian at the Victorian Artists Society, after a long and distinguished career in portraiture, and more recently in still life.

The collection covers the two major genres of Ms Christian's work. Portraiture and Still life. Drawing and painting.

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'Saxon Poet, Sutton Hoo, 610AD', oil by Deny Christian


Viewing from Thursday 2 June until Sunday 31 July 2022

VAS Foyer

Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne. 'Our Melbourne' is an exhibition celebrating the parks, rivers, streets and buildings of our beautiful city. Explore the hidden lanes, colourful night lights, vibrant markets and the transforming urban architecture of the Melbourne skyline in the galleries of the Victorian Artists Society, painted by award winning Victorian artists.

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'Elizabeth Street Reflections', Pastel by Colin Shaw

This exhibition will coincide with the Open House Melbourne Weekend for 2022, an annual event which opens hundreds of buildings across Melbourne to the public. This event is run to foster community appreciation for architecture and encourage engagement in conversations about the future of our city.

The VAS galleries will be open from 10am to 4pm during the Open House Melbourne Weekend on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your city while visiting one of Melbourne's most iconic heritage listed buildings, a centre of art in Australia for 150 years and a beautiful example of American Romanesque Architecture.


Viewing from Wednesday 8 June until Tuesday 28 June 2022

Opening event Saturday 18 June from 1:30pm until 3:30pm

Frater & McCubbin Galleries

Slow Paintings of Central Victoria by Pauline Mathrick.

These works are the outcome of an enduring interest in the landscape of central Victoria. It is a region characterised by the amazing rock forms around Tooborac combined with the red oxides inherent in the old mining sites near Heathcote.

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'Old Flume Track', by Pauline Mathrick


Viewing from Thursday 9 June until Tuesday 28 June 2022

Opening event Saturday 11 June from 2pm until 4pm

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

More than 100 sculptures by emerging and professional sculptors will be exhibited. They will be diverse in style, subject and in a variety of materials including wood, bronze, steel, resin and mixed media.

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'Winter Solstice II', by Linda Lees


Viewing from Wednesday 15 June until Tuesday 28 June 2022

Opening event Thursday 16 June from 6pm until 8.30pm

Cato Gallery

Ophelia’s Garden is a series of photographic still-life artworks created underwater using flowers grown and foraged by the artist. The works were inspired by Shakespeare’s words and the classic Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Ophelia and explore themes of loss, love, beauty and freedom.

Like Shakespeare’s Ophelia, each flower has been carefully chosen bringing to life historical meanings or creating connections through their common names. The tulle that wraps itself around the the flowers and flows through many of the images represents Ophelia’s clothing drifting in water.

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'Passion', by Jocelyn Turner


Viewing from Thursday 30 June until Monday 4 July 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

An exhibition of Australian Tonalist works from the collection of Wayne Leslie.

After winning first prize in the Box Hill Rotary Club Art Show Raffle, Wayne Leslie began his love affair with Australian Art.

Regular visits to the Victorian Artists Society led to joining the Society’s Council, observing artists at work, going away on adventures and making very dear friendships.

Introduced to the Tonalist style of Meldrum, Wayne started collecting Australian Tonalist paintings and in particular the Meldrum School (known as Meldrumites) and those that followed Meldrum’s Tonal theories.

'These paintings have given me years of unrivalled pleasure. I hope you enjoy them as much as l have'.

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'Interior' by Max Meldrum


Viewing from Thursday 30 June 2022 until Monday 18 July 2022

Opening event Sunday 3 July from 1pm until 4pm

Cato Gallery

These paintings have been done over a period of three years through observation with nature and its parting light. I have tried to convey the softness and subtlety of the beautiful evenings and moving light. They are small delicate watercolours and oils.

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'Moonrise', watercolour by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS


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