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Past Exhibitions

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Mandy Bell & Graeme Oliver—Artists Out of Hiding

20 Apr 2022 - 10 May 2022

Cato Gallery

Visual Artist Mandy Bell and Graeme Oliver (who also sculpts), are exhibiting artwork completed during 'Covid Times'. They are accompanied by 2 guest artists Hannah Russell and George Eustice. The artwork is Contemporary and offers a diverse subject range with both recent and treasured artworks from their individual work practices. This exhibition will be available to view from 12:00pm 20 April until 1:00pm 10 May.
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Matthew Joscelyne—AUSTRALIA HOUSE

4 May 2022 - 9 May 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

Australia House Portraits of Australian's preparing family Heritage recipes.
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VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2022

9 Apr 2022 - 2 May 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Autumn exhibition features the Mackley Prize for $2000 and the VAS Sculpture Prize.
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VAS Flower & Garden Exhibition

6 Apr 2022 - 18 Apr 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition features floral still-life, colourful landscapes and lush gardens painted by VAS Members.
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VAS Teachers' Exhibition 2022

8 Feb 2022 - 10 Apr 2022

VAS Foyer

This exhibition showcases the immense talents of the VAS teachers who work and educate in a range of mediums, including watercolour, oil, pastel and drawing.
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Tom Sapountsis—Recent Paintings

23 Mar 2022 - 5 Apr 2022

Frater Gallery

Tom Sapountsis is a Melbourne-based artist who has been active for decades alongside various careers in advertising, graphic and landscape design.
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PAUL LASPAGIS—The Day the Earth was Born

23 Mar 2022 - 5 Apr 2022

McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

Abstract contemporary artworks by Paul Laspagis that strive to reinterpret reality through harmonious formal elements.

VAS 'One out of the Box' Popup Exhibition

17 Mar 2022 - 4 Apr 2022

Cato Gallery

An exhibition emphasising smaller works and media that can get overlooked or overshadowed, including Drawing, Inks, Printmaking, Pastel, Digital, Collage, Mixed media and Sculpture.
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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2022

30 Mar 2022 - 3 Apr 2022

Royal Exhibition Building, Gallery Precinct

The Victorian Artists Society will once again be represented at the Flower & Garden Show amidst some of the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world. 
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Ivana Marić & Trudy Kelder—Alike 

15 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022

Mackley Member's Room

Alike is a narrative in conceptual jewellery by Ivana Marić, photographed by Trudy Kelder, which examines the most profound and intimate of female relationships—those between mothers and daughters, sisters, best friends.
Brock Q Piper, The Hypnotist, Contemporary Exhibition WINNER 2021

VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2022

4 Mar 2022 - 21 Mar 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

In this exhibition artists are asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively. Digital Works included. The VAS Contemporary Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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Andre Sardone

4 Mar 2022 - 21 Mar 2022

Hammond Gallery

Andre Sardone creates unique sculptural works in a mud brick studio in Mandurang, just outside Bendigo.
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Rob Candy & Lisa Wang—Two in the Water

3 Mar 2022 - 14 Mar 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition sees the coming together of two leading Victorian watercolourists, Lisa Wang and Rob Candy to present an array of colour, transparency and light. 
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Linda Weil—Steam

1 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022

Mackley Members' Room

Starting from a point of realistic naturalism, Linda journeys through a world of life based on cogs, gears, wheels, and mechanical constructions.
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VAS Young Artists Exhibition 2022

16 Feb 2022 - 1 Mar 2022

Cato Gallery

This pop-up exhibition celebrates the talent of the young artists of the Victorian Artists Society.

VAS Councillors' Exhibition 2022

16 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022

Mackley Members' Room

A pop-up exhibition featuring artworks by Members of the VAS Council.
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VAS Summer Exhibition 2022

12 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This is the first VAS exhibition of 2022. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors back to our galleries with a celebration of summer.
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ACCAE—THE LITTLE ARTIST INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION

19 Jan 2022 - 25 Jan 2022
An exhibition of Children’s artwork, responding to the theme of ‘Love’.
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ACCAE—Australia International Watercolour Exhibition

19 Jan 2022 - 25 Jan 2022
The watercolours in this Australia International Watercolour Exhibition reflect all the feelings and moods of the year, with an emphasis on beauty, and bright positivity for what's ahead.
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Louise Foletta—Staying Put: Time to Explore Paint and Colour 

8 Dec 2021 - 16 Dec 2021

Cato Gallery

Louise Foletta contemplates paint pigments, natural environments, and how seasons and days seem to have their own particular character and colouring.
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Ulrich Stalph—The Otways

1 Dec 2021 - 16 Dec 2021

Eileen Mackley Members' Room

Landscapes in oil and pastel, featuring Skenes Creek, Wild Dog Creek, and the Otway Ranges.
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VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award Exhibition 2021

10 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021

VAS Foyer

This is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture. The 2021 scholarship is for $5000, going towards the acquisition of the winning artwork by the Victorian Artists Society, which will enable the winning artist to further progress their painting practice.
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SEVEN ARTISTS SHOW

3 Dec 2021 - 14 Dec 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

A group exhibition by artists Albert Rotstein, William Anderson, Chris Berkman, Peter Eustice, Brian Pieper, Raffaella Torresan and Barry Dickins.
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VAS Little Treasures 2021

19 Nov 2021 - 7 Dec 2021

Cato Gallery

The annual Little Treasures exhibition features a large variety of small artworks, showcasing the many talents of our artists. For sale prices of $250 and under.
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EROS ANCESCHI—A PERSONAL VISION

16 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021

Eileen Mackley Members' Room

Comprising a selection of etchings produced at the Victorian Print Workshop and the Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy, between the mid-eighties and the new millennium.
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VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2021

12 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This impressive exhibition features artworks by select Victorian Artists Society artists, who have been invited to participate after receiving the highest number of votes from their peers.  This is a prestigious award and much sort after.

VAS 'OUR MELBOURNE' EXHIBITION

16 Jul 2021 - 17 Nov 2021

Cato Gallery

Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne.
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VAS 'Art Alive' Online Exhibition 2021

5 Nov 2021 - 16 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

Art Alive is bursting with colour, creativity and vibrancy, showcasing the work our members have been creating from home.
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Susan Morris—Plant Portraits 2021

5 Nov 2021 - 15 Nov 2021

Eileen Mackley Members' Room

Susan Morris's studies of native Australian plants fall somewhere between botanical and still life—or even portraits. These paintings are studies of light and beauty found in the natural world.
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AASPi—Shot in the Heart of Melbourne 2021

29 Jul 2021 - 9 Nov 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPi) is a not for profit collective voice to promote Street Photography in Australia.
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VAS 'A Quiet Life' Online Exhibition 2021

22 Sep 2021 - 4 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

This exhibition features a diverse range of still life works, floral paintings and interiors by members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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VAS 'Nature's Way' Online Exhibition 2021

15 Oct 2021 - 4 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

Landscape, seascape and plein air paintings and sculptures by VAS members.

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2021

18 Aug 2021 - 14 Oct 2021

Online Exhibition

This annual exhibition features portraiture in all genres. A talented selection of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skillfully capture the human spirit. This is an online exhibition celebrating humanity from lockdown.
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Plein Air Artists—In the Open Air

15 Jul 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Eileen Mackley Members' Room

The Plein Air Artists are a group of enthusiastic artists who meet every Saturday afternoon at locations within Melbourne and its environs, to gain focus, relaxation, and self-expression through painting and drawing at these sites. They have been motivated by the immense social and personal benefits from sharing their passion with each other.
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VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2021

16 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

This exhibition showcases the range of artistic practices and mediums that are taught at the VAS Art School. Encompassing oil, watercolour, pastel, drawing, acrylic, gouache and sculpture, both students and teachers works on show will reveal the diversity and creativity within the school.
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Jo Reitze—Celebrating Life

1 Jul 2021 - 13 Jul 2021

Frater, Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

Fifty years ago, Jo Reitze (Mrs de Carteret) joined the Victorian Artists Society. ‘Celebrating Life’ references this milestone as well as the joy in what she sees.
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RAFFAELLA TORRESAN

1 Jul 2021 - 12 Jul 2021

Cato Gallery & Eileen Mackley Members Room

'The gazelle trembles,/ As the lions roar./ The hyena shambles,/ But ART GIVES MORE’. 
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VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021

18 Jun 2021 - 28 Jun 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Winter Exhibition features the Senior Art Supplies Prize, for $1000 of Senior Art Supplies.
Gwendoline Krumins—Senescence, Oil, $4000_Winner 2021

VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2021

7 May 2021 - 16 Jun 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Autumn exhibition features the President's Prize for $2000 and the VAS Council Sculpture Prize.
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Ray Hewitt—BACK TO ARKABA

1 May 2021 - 31 May 2021

Eileen Mackley Members Room

It has been 25 years since my last visit to this part of the Flinders Ranges, where the ruggedness of this place still takes my breath away with all it’s colour and texture.
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Genevieve Ackland—Railwaymen

13 May 2021 - 24 May 2021

Cato Gallery

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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John Daniels—DISCONNECTED

28 Apr 2021 - 11 May 2021

Cato Gallery

Inspired by seeing people in Melbourne city going about their business, absorbed in their own world and disconnected from those around them.
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VAS Maritime Exhibition 2021

16 Apr 2021 - 3 May 2021
This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean. The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist.
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Adrian Johnson

15 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021

Eileen Mackley Members Room

Adrian has exhibited and painted extensively throughout Victoria and NSW.
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Hans van Weerd—Persona

15 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021

Cato Gallery

Persona is about what lies behind the likeness—behind the mask of human faces, and how they reflect a state of mind, an emotion, a mood.
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ACOCo Gallery Soirée

Wednesday 21 Apr 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hammond Gallery

Australian Contemporary Opera Company (ACOCo) puts the glorious voices of their 2021 Young Artist cohort in the gorgeous Hammond Gallery at the Victorian Artists Society in East Melbourne for a night of spine-tingling beauty.
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Judith Perrey Retrospective Exhibition

1 Apr 2021 - 12 Apr 2021

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

A retrospective exhibition of work by Judith Perrey, a former Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society. Judith passed in 2016 at the age of 89. Her children, Peter and Jennifer, are proud to present her work for everyone’s pleasure.
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Kristan Oud—Light after Lockdown 

17 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Eileen Mackley Members Room

This is a compilation of works both colourful and simple. Dynamic skies and bright paintings are complimented by the elegant simplicity of city sketches.
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CHRIS PELCHEN

24 Mar 2021 - 30 Mar 2021

Hammond & Frater Galleries

The Exhibition features Landscapes from African scenery photographed in 2018, to more recent works including still life subjects. The works are large and dramatic, painted in Acrylic and Oils.
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VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2021

5 Mar 2021 - 22 Mar 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

In this exhibition artists are asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively. Digital Works included. The VAS Contemporary Exhibition features a $5000 prize sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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Maxine Wade—LUX

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021

Eileen Mackley Members Room

An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by Maxine Wade.
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Grazia Marin—Face and Form

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021

Cato Gallery

An exploration in paintings of the human figure and face by Grazia Marin.

VAS Summer Exhibition 2021

12 Feb 2021 - 1 Mar 2021

Frater, Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

We look forward to welcoming VAS members back to our first exhibition for 2021.
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VAS Permanent Collection

13 Jan 2021 - 8 Feb 2021

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

The entire collection has not been on show for many years. We would like to encourage members and visitors to call in and view the works that have been collected over the years.
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VAS 'Portraits From Home' Online Exhibition 2020

25 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

Online Only.

This online exhibition features a diverse range of portraits painted by members of the Victorian Artists Society during their time in lockdown.​
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VAS 'Nature's Way' Online Exhibition 2020

23 Oct 2020 - 30 Dec 2020
Landscape and Plein Air paintings and sculptures
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VAS 'A Quiet Life' Online Exhibition 2020

8 Oct 2020 - 24 Dec 2020
This exhibition features a diverse range of still life works, floral paintings and interiors painted, drawn or sculpted by members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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PAUL LASPAGIS—Landscape, a Living Presence

3 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020

Hammond Gallery

PAUL LASPAGIS responds to the landscape of outer eastern Melbourne region. Paul's intention is to develop an autonomous pictorial structure that integrates the contents of the space studied.
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EROS ANCESCHI—THE OTWAYS

3 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020

McCubbin Gallery

EROS ANCESCHI reveals his enduring passion for the landscape of the Western Otways.
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POLISH ART FOUNDATION—VIBES

9 Dec 2020 - 15 Dec 2020

Frater Gallery

From ecological musings to personal feelings surrounding our very existence ... an exploration. Image: 'Viscous Illusion', Pen on Paper by Shahir Safrizal.

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.