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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 VAS GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION

Wednesday March 10th, 2021
The VAS Contemporary Exhibition Award for $5000 is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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Paint Out at Dights Falls Abbotsford Sunday 28 February 2021

Sunday February 28th, 2021
Landscape painters from the Victorian Artists Society rekindled the historic legacy of the VIC ARTS organisation with a Paint Out this morning at the scenic Dights Falls on the Yarra River in Abbotsford.
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THE VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY MARCH EXHIBITIONS

Thursday February 25th, 2021
Upcoming exhibitions at the Victorian Artists Society.
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2021

Thursday February 18th, 2021
The Victorian Artists Society is pleased to announce the winners of the VAS Summer Exhibition.
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Artist's Descendants Visit the Victorian Artists Society

Wednesday February 17th, 2021
Elizabeth Parsons great, great, grand-daughter views the Victorian Artists Society Permanent Collection.
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VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY 1870-2020 CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Monday December 14th, 2020
Rosemary Noble, Editor of 'VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY 1870-2020 CELEBRATING 150 YEARS' talks to Ron Smith about this new publication.
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The Victorian Artists Society Celebrating 150 Years

Thursday December 10th, 2020
On behalf of the Council of the Victorian Artists Society, we would like to wish all of our member artists, sponsors, volunteers, and friends, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Safe New Year.

THE HISTORIC VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY CELEBRATING ITS 150TH

Tuesday December 1st, 2020
Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists Society discusses the 150th Anniversary of the Victorian Artists Society, the restoration of the building, and the expansion services for the artists with Ron Smith, VAS Media Co-ordinator.
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THE VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY IN THE SUNDAY AGE

Sunday November 29th, 2020
The grand house on the hill where Australian art was born, reborn
'Wattle Hill' oil on linen by Eros Anceschi - Highly Commended Award

Victorian Artists Society December Exhibitions

Tuesday November 24th, 2020
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Victorian Artists Society Summer Workshops

Monday November 23rd, 2020
There is an exciting choice of 10 Summer Workshops, which will run from the Victorian Artists Society Art Studio throughout January 2021, for Members and Non-Members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Wednesday November 18th, 2020
The Victorian Artists Society is today launching its new website offering greater online capabilities for VAS members and visitors.
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The Victorian Artists Society presents 'NATURE'S WAY' Online Exhibition

Friday October 23rd, 2020
The Victorian Artists Society is proud to present the online exhibition, 'Nature's Way'. This exhibition features a diverse range of landscapes and plein air works created by members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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The Victorian Artists Society presents 'A Quiet Life' Online Exhibition

Friday October 9th, 2020
With the temporary closure of the Victorian Artists Society building due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and our artists working from home, the Victorian Artists Society is proud to present the online Exhibition titled, 'A Quiet Life'.
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The Victorian Artists Society opens the 'Portraits from Home' Online Exhibition

Friday September 25th, 2020
With the temporary closure of the Victorian Artists Society building due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that the 'Portraits from Home' Exhibition can be viewed online
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Fredrick McCubbin

Friday July 31st, 2020
Victorian Artists Society 150th Celebrations 'In the Artists Footsteps' Series Fredrick McCubbin
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The Victorian Artists Society opens Art for Sale An online art gallery

Wednesday July 15th, 2020
The Victorian Artists Society, in its 150th year, has opened a new online art gallery which ​showcases the immense and diverse talents of members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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VAS 2020 WINTER EXHIBITION WINNERS

Monday June 22nd, 2020
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY 2020 WINTER EXHIBITION
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ELIZABETH PARSONS

Thursday June 11th, 2020
The Victorian Artists Society's online newsletters are continuing to celebrate the outstanding contribution of artists, past and present.
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Jane Price

Thursday May 28th, 2020
Victorian Artists Society 150th Celebrations 'In the Artists Footsteps' Series, Jane Price Private Collection
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May Vale

Monday May 25th, 2020
Victorian Artists Society 150th Celebrations 'In the Artists Footsteps' Series, Artist May Vale
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Clara Southern

Tuesday May 19th, 2020
Victorian Artists Society 150th Celebrations 'In the Artists Footsteps' Series, Artist Clara Southern
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Tom Roberts

Friday May 1st, 2020
Victorian Artists Society 150th Celebrations 'In the Artists Footsteps' Series, Artist Tom Roberts
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY

Monday March 16th, 2020
In response to the Victorian State Government declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Victorian Artists Society has decided to close the Victorian Artists Society building
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Official Launch of the Victorian Artists Society’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Wednesday March 11th, 2020
Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, officially launched the Victorian Artists Society’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations last night.
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The restored Victorian Artists Society’s Heritage Victoria National Trust Listed building

Tuesday March 10th, 2020
The 150th celebrations of the Victorian Artists Society coincides with the completion of a major $2.5 million heritage restoration of the Heritage Victoria National Trust Listed building ...
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JANUARY FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS

Tuesday January 21st, 2020
You are invited to the Third Australian 'The Little Artist' International Children's Art Exhibition held by the Australia China Cultural Arts and Education Exchange Association.
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2019 MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sunday December 1st, 2019
2019 MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation and the Victorian Artists Society

BUILDING RESTORATION UNVEILED TODAY IN MELBOURNE

Tuesday November 19th, 2019
Victorian Artists Society Heritage and National Trust Listed Building Restoration Completed Unveiled Today in Melbourne
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BUILDING RESTORATION CELEBRATION

Sunday October 27th, 2019
In response to the Victorian State Government declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Victorian Artists Society has decided to close the Victorian Artists Society building
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VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS

Tuesday October 1st, 2019
This exhibition is a collection of work comprising of landscapes, still life and the figure using a limited palette in the mediums of oils, ink and mixed media.
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2019 SPRING EXHIBITION

Wednesday September 18th, 2019
Last night the Victorian Artists Society held the official opening of the 2019 Spring Exhibition featuring the Gordon Moffatt Award, sponsored by Gordon Moffatt AM, and the Victorian Artists Society Spring Sculpture Award.

PORTRAIT PAINTERS IN ACTION OPEN DAY

Monday August 26th, 2019
VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY PORTRAIT PAINTERS IN ACTION OPEN DAY. Yesterday the Victorian Artists Society held the Portrait Painters In Action Open Day.
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VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

Thursday August 22nd, 2019
On Tuesday evening the Victorian Artists Society officially opened the Annual Portrait Exhibition featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award celebrating portraiture in all genres.
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THE HON. RICHARD WYNNE INSPECTS FINAL STAGES OF VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY RESTORATION

Wednesday August 14th, 2019
The Hon. Richard Wynne, Victorian Minister for Planning inspects final stages of $2.5 million heritage restoration of the Victorian Artists Society
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AUGUST EXHIBITIONS AND AN OPERATIC CONCERT

Wednesday August 7th, 2019
This Exhibition celebrates the human body and showcases artworks that have been created during the weekly Portrait and Life Group sessions with life models.
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VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY PAINT OUT

Wednesday July 31st, 2019
Artists from the Victorian Artists Society replicated the historic legacy of the organisation with a Plein Air Paint Out in the Treasury Gardens on Sunday morning.
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SHOT IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE 2019

Wednesday May 29th, 2019
Now a regular feature on Melbourne’s photography exhibition calendar, ‘Shot in the Heart of Melbourne’ (SITHOM) returns to the Victorian Artists' Society in May 2019 for its 8th consecutive year.
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GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION WINNER 2019

Wednesday March 27th, 2019
Last night the Victorian Artists' Society held the official opening of the 2019 George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition.

THE EASTBOURNE ART PRIZE AND EXHIBITION 2019

Thursday March 21st, 2019
Victorian Artists Society artists were invited to create works for consideration in the Eastbourne acquisitive prizes of $4000 and $6000.
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THE EASTBOURNE ART PRIZE AND EXHIBITION 2019

Saturday March 16th, 2019
The brushstrokes of history linking two of the most important historical sites on Albert Street, East Melbourne has been the catalyst for a unique art exhibition and art prize by the Victorian Artists' Society and Mirvac.
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THE GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION 2019

Wednesday March 13th, 2019
The Victorian Artists' Society is proud to present its annual Contemporary Exhibition sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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4 + 1 EXHIBITION 2019

Thursday February 21st, 2019
The 4 + 1 Exhibition features five artists with wide life experiences that are reflected in their artworks.

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.