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Keep up with the latest VAS Media Releases, exhibitions, art classes and award winners.
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Eileen Mackley AM is retiring following an 8 year term as VAS President

Friday December 3rd, 2021
For the past eight years Eileen has led the Victorian Artists Society, along with Council members, on a period of major reform to ensure that VAS remains a special place for current and future artists, as it has been for over 150 years. 
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2021 VAS MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Wednesday November 17th, 2021
Last night, with members, artists, guests, sponsors and supporters in attendance, the Victorian Artists Society announced Gwendoline Krumins VAS as the winner ...
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Eileen Mackley speaks about the Victorian Artists Society surviving COVID-19

Tuesday November 16th, 2021
Victorian Artists Society President, Eileen Mackley AM VAS FVAS, provides an overview of the successful management of the Victorian Artists Society over the last twelve months during the COVID-19 lockdown in an interview with Ron Smith, VIC Arts Media Communications Councillor.
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VAS Paint out at Burnley Gardens in Richmond

Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
On Sunday several artists from the Victorian Artists Society enjoyed a Paint Out in the lovely heritage Burnley Gardens ...
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August Exhibitions at VAS

Friday July 30th, 2021
The Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture ...
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Victorian Artists Society on painting en plein air

Wednesday July 7th, 2021
Discover the thriving creative community of the Victorian Artists Society, where the Australian Impressionist painters including Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton formally gathered during the late 1800s.
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Book now for Term 3 Classes

Monday July 5th, 2021
The Victorian Artists Society offers art classes catering to students of all experience levels, from beginners to professional artists ...

July Exhibitions at VAS

Monday June 28th, 2021
The Victorian Artists Society has been invited to take part in the Open House Melbourne weekend on Saturday 24 and Sunday July 25 2021 ...
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WINNING ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 VAS WINTER Select Exhibition

Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
Last night the Victorian Artists Society officially opened the annual Winter Select Exhibition and presented awards, including the 'Senior Art Supplies' Prize and the VAS Sculpture Award.
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VAS WINTER SELECT EXHIBITION 2021

Tuesday June 15th, 2021
The Opening Night and Awards Presentation for the VAS Winter Select Exhibition is on Tuesday 22 June at 7pm. RSVP is essential ...
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'Railwaymen' by Genevieve Ackland

Friday May 14th, 2021
Railwaymen is a series of portraits featuring some of Melbourne’s longest-serving train drivers, photographed in sites of historical significance across the city’s railway network.
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WINNING ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition

Wednesday May 12th, 2021
Congratulations to the winning artists and all Victorian Artists Society member artists who participated in the VAS Autumn Select Exhibition for 2021 ...
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'Soul of the Yarra', oil by Bronwen Hunt

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.