Past Exhibitions

Ray Hewitt Image


1 May 2021 - 31 May 2021
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.

Genevieve Ackland—Railwaymen

13 May 2021 - 24 May 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.
John Daniels, 'Push Down, Push On'- Highly Commended


28 Apr 2021 - 11 May 2021
Inspired by seeing people in Melbourne city going about their business, absorbed in their own world and disconnected from those around them.
2018 Maritime Winner -Thomas Somerscales Trophy - Ted Dansey - Splitsail Barges, watercolour

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.
Adrian Johnson Creek Bed Shadows Flinders Ranges. Oil

Adrian Johnson

15 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
Adrian has exhibited and painted extensively throughout Victoria and NSW.
Paul - Oil on gessoed paper copy

Hans van Weerd—Persona

15 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
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.
acoco at vic artists society soiree 2021

ACOCo Gallery Soirée

Wednesday 21 Apr 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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. An intimate recital of opera arias sung in English, and ensembles old and new. These are emerging stars of opera, and you have the opportunity to hear their stories, watch them sing, and chat following the performance. The ticketed entry includes a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling water and a snack.

Judith Perrey Retrospective Exhibition

1 Apr 2021 - 12 Apr 2021
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.
Light after Lockdown image

Kristan Oud—Light after Lockdown 

17 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
This is a compilation of works both colourful and simple. Dynamic skies and bright paintings are complimented by the elegant simplicity of city sketches.
Chris Pelchen Image Landscape


24 Mar 2021 - 30 Mar 2021
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.

VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2021

5 Mar 2021 - 22 Mar 2021
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.
still life chokos  WC

Maxine Wade—LUX

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by Maxine Wade.

Grazia Marin—Face and Form

3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
An exploration in paintings of the human figure and face by Grazia Marin.

VAS Summer Exhibition 2021

12 Feb 2021 - 1 Mar 2021
We look forward to welcoming VAS members back to our first exhibition for 2021.
Daylesford 1885_Elizabeth Parsons

VAS Permanent Collection

13 Jan 2021 - 8 Feb 2021
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.

Portraits From Home - Online Exhibition

25 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
This online exhibition features a diverse range of portraits painted by members of the Victorian Artists Society during their time in lockdown.​

Nature's Way—Online Exhibition 2020

23 Oct 2020 - 30 Dec 2020
Landscape and Plein Air paintings and sculptures

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.
The FOREST Paul Laspagis

PAUL LASPAGIS—Landscape, a Living Presence

3 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
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.
'Wattle Hill' oil on linen by Eros Anceschi - Highly Commended Award


3 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
EROS ANCESCHI reveals his enduring passion for the landscape of the Western Otways.


9 Dec 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
From ecological musings to personal feelings surrounding our very existence ... an exploration. Image: 'Viscous Illusion', Pen on Paper by Shahir Safrizal.
Pridham_Robyn Autumns End Oil on canvas 2019


1 Dec 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
ROBYN PRIDHAM presents an exhibition of oils and mixed media works.

VAS Little Treasures 2020

25 Nov 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
Take home a little treasure. Affordable artworks perfect for some Christmas cheer.
Arkadia_Gabriela Rovski_oil


2 Dec 2020 - 8 Dec 2020
Artists GLAC, ROVSKI and WISZNIEWSKI explores a spectrum of views and personal experiences in the contemporary world as expressed on canvas.
Joseph Luczynski Title - Rolling Hills - Oil on Canvas. copy

Art Alive—Online Exhibition 2020

13 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Art Alive is bursting with colour, creativity and vibrancy showcasing the work our members have been creating from home.
2c_iv_2020 Winter Winner - 'Storm over Streeton Country - Mt. Abrupt' oil on linen by Ben Winspear - Winner, 2020 VAS Winter exhibition, Senior Art Supplies Award


19 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
Sponsored by Senior Art Supplies


6 Mar 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
Sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation
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KRISTAN OUD—Kolour & Light

4 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020
KRISTAN OUD presents a contemporary landscape collection with an emphasis on colour and light, painted with acrylic on canvas.


19 Feb 2020 - 3 Mar 2020
ANGELA ABBOTT, MAGGIE COWLING, MARGARET COWLING AND JENNIFER FYFE have been travelling, painting and drawing a variety of subjects in their favourite mediums of watercolour, oil, and ink. As artists, the group is committed to capturing a moment in time, be it transient light on water, atmospheric weather or an expression.
The White Vase


2 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
RAY WILSON'S recent oil paintings includes images of Victoria's iconic surf coast and floral still life.

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.