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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE VAS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2023


Above: VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023 Winners

Left: Richard Impey FVAS, Victorian Artists Society President; Louis Sauzier 2nd Prize Winner; Julia Wang First Prize Winner of the Nada Hunter Portraiture Prize; Rod Edelsten Highly Commended; Jill Shalless 3rd Prize Winner; Ray Wilson VAS FVAS Highly Commended; Lucy Fekete Highly Commended; Gwendoline Krumins VAS Highly Commended; Phillip Roberts VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award Winner; and Moira Laidlaw VAS Highly Commended.


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Julia Wang with her winning artwork titled 'Ash Gray', in oil

Winner of the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award


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VAS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2023 SECOND PRIZE

Louis Sauzier ‘Self Portrait’ 

Winner of the Nada Hunter Portraiture 2nd prize


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VAS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2023 THIRD PRIZE

Jill Shalless ‘Allegory of Self’

Winner of the Nada Hunter Portraiture 3rd prize 


VAS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2023 HIGHLY COMMENDED ARTISTS

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Gwendoline Krumins VAS ‘Isla’

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Ray Wilson VAS FVAS ‘Geoffrey’

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Lucy Fekete ‘The Brooding and Complex Cheerful Sun’

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Moira Laidlaw VAS ‘Shiela, of McClelland Guild’

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Rodney Edelsten ‘Friday Portrait 1’


VAS NORMA BULL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD EXHIBITION 2023

Viewing until Monday 21 August 2023

Cato Gallery

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Phillip Roberts with his winning artwork titled 'Gamer Girl' Acrylic

Winner of the VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award 


Below: Artworks displayed in the VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award Exhibition in the Cato Gallery.

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The VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award was presented to Phillip Roberts.This is a biennial award which aims to encourage all students from 16 years to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture. The 2023 scholarship is for $5000, which will enable the winning artist to further progress their painting practice.

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Above: Liz Gridley

The Judge for the VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023 was artist Liz Gridley.

Over the past few years, Liz Gridley's work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Lakewood Colorado, Taranaki New Zealand and in many galleries around Victoria. She won the Major Prize at the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize in 2017 and has been a Finalist in a number of awards including the Kennedy Art Prize, Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), and the Fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize. Ms Gridley has recently completed art residencies, public art demonstrations, and mentored other emerging artists. 



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