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Past Exhibitions

Its Dry in the Grampians

Walter Magilton—FAVOURITE PAINTINGS, PAST AND PRESENT

2 Sep 2022 - 29 Sep 2022

Mackley Members' Room

Walter grew up on a dairy farm in rural Victoria where he was surrounded with forest and all its wild creatures. He never lost his desire to commune with nature in both a physical and spiritual way. This connection drives the way he paint.
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Faces of VAS 2022

3 Aug 2022 - 28 Sep 2022

VAS Foyer

This exhibition celebrates the importance of portraiture at VAS by displaying our historic permanent collection works alongside some of our current VAS portraitists.
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VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2022

9 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 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 Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes for: 1st prize, $400. 2nd prize, $250. 3rd prize $100. And the VAS Council Sculpture prizes for: Sculpture 1st prize, $150. Sculpture 2nd prize, $100.
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VAS Country Members Exhibition 2022

14 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Cato Gallery

The Victorian Artists Society has a large membership that spans across Victoria and beyond its borders. This exhibition showcases the creativity of our country members.
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Gregory R Smith—Within a New Light

25 Aug 2022 - 12 Sep 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries, 25 August to 5 September. Cato Gallery, 7 to 12 September.

Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS presents his 44th solo exhibition, featuring some 120 works of still life, portraiture, florals and landscapes completed in the last 48 months.

VAS En Plein Air Exhibition 2022

25 Aug 2022 - 5 Sep 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the spirit of plein air artists; featuring works painted outdoors.
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Barbara McManus—It’s a Small World

1 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022

Mackley Members' Room

A range of small studies prepared while travelling overseas.
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A Demonstration of Portraiture Oil Painting with Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS

Monday 29 Aug 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

Celebrated VAS artist, tutor and past president, Gregory R Smith will demonstrate his tonal realist approach to portraiture by painting VAS president, Richard Impey.
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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2022

12 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

This annual exhibition, featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award celebrates portraiture in all genres. An inspiring array of talent by some of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skillfully capturing the human spirit. The Nada Hunter Prizes are for: 1st prize, $1000. 2nd prize, $200. 3rd prize $150.
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VAS Life Group Exhibition 2022

10 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the human body and showcases artworks that have been created during our weekly Portrait and Life Group sessions with life models.
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VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2022: Open Day

Sunday 21 Aug 2022, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop into our free open day of live painting by 15 of the top VAS portraiture artists!
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Australian String Quartet—ADÈS SCHUMANN

Monday 15 Aug 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hammond Gallery

In this special presentation at the Victorian Artists Society, we perform two incredible works exploring the idyll and the romantic.
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Jan Lowe—Faces & Places

21 Jul 2022 - 8 Aug 2022

Cato Gallery

The Faces & Places Exhibition is a collection of Scratchboard and Watercolour paintings by Victorian Scratchboard artist, Jan Lowe. They depict the amazing animals encountered, which has left an enduring memory on her, and the places visited during her travels, either just going for a walk on her beach, or traveling far.
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AASPI—Shot in the Heart of Australia 2022

28 Jul 2022 - 8 Aug 2022

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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Ray Wilson—A Brush with Light

1 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Mackley Members' Room

An exhibition of modern tonal impressionist oil paintings, including en plein air landscapes, seascapes and still life.
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Open House Melbourne Weekend 2022

30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
An annual event which opens hundreds of buildings across Melbourne and Victoria to the public. This event is run to foster community appreciation for architecture and encourage engagement in conversations about the future of our city.
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VAS 'OUR MELBOURNE' EXHIBITION 2022

1 Jun 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

VAS Foyer

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 Winter Select Exhibition 2022

8 Jul 2022 - 25 Jul 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 Winter Exhibition features prizes of Senior Art Supplies vouchers to the value of: 1st prize, $600. 2nd prize, $150. 3rd prize $100. Sculpture prize, $150.
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The Art of Song

Saturday 23 Jul 2022, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hammond Gallery

A multisensory celebration of art, wine and song. Come along for an evening of beautiful music, ranging from Handel to Hahn. Bookings are required.
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Clive Sinclair—Quiet Places

30 Jun 2022 - 18 Jul 2022

Cato Gallery

These paintings have been done over a period of three years through observation with nature and its parting light. I have tried to convey the softness and subtlety of the beautiful evenings and moving light. They are small delicate watercolours and oils.
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A Demonstration of Oil Impressionism with Raymond Wilson

Wednesday 13 Jul 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

VAS tutor Ray Wilson VAS FVAS will demonstrate impressionism in oil from still life. The arrangement will be chosen based on colour, tone and form using reflective surfaces. The technique will focus on colour matching, reflections and metallic surfaces utilising a mix of Meldrum impressionism methods and a direct approach.
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Wayne Leslie—An Affair of the Art

30 Jun 2022 - 4 Jul 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

An exhibition of Australian Tonalist works from the collection of Wayne Leslie.
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A Demonstration of Watercolour Painting with Clive Sinclair

Monday 4 Jul 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

Celebrated VAS Artist and Tutor Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS will demonstrate watercolour techniques before an audience. This is a unique opportunity to see a master at work. Visitors to this event can enter a raffle for $5 to win the artwork Clive Sinclair will be producing during the demonstration.
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Laurence Scott Pendlebury Reflective Exhibition—It's our Society, let's Keep it Open

1 Jun 2022 - 29 Jun 2022

Mackley Members' Room

This reflective exhibition offers a glimpse of the Victorian Artists Society as it was in the early 1960s, from the perspective of then VAS President Laurence Scott Pendlebury—artist and teacher.
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Pauline Mathrick—Unearthed

8 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Frater & McCubbin Galleries

Slow Paintings of Central Victoria by Pauline Mathrick.
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The Association of Sculptors of Victoria 2022

9 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

More than 100 sculptures by emerging and professional sculptors will be exhibited. They will be diverse in style, subject and in a variety of materials  including wood, bronze, steel, resin and mixed media.
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Jocelyn Turner—Ophelia’s Garden

15 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Cato Gallery

Ophelia’s Garden is a series of photographic still-life artworks created underwater using flowers grown and foraged by the artist. The works were inspired by Shakespeare’s words and the classic Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Ophelia and explore themes of loss, love, beauty and freedom.
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Deny Christian—Life Harvest

2 Jun 2022 - 14 Jun 2022

Cato Gallery

This is the first exhibition by Deny Christian at the VAS, after a long and distinguished career in portraiture, and more recently in still life.
Phantom Scene, by Julian Bruere

Ted Dansey, Mary Hyde, Lucille Tam & Julian Bruere—Five 22

26 May 2022 - 6 Jun 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

A selection of recent works in Gouache, Watercolour and Oil featuring Landscape, Floral and Marine subjects by four VAS artists.
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A Demonstration of Watercolour Painting with Julian Bruere

Wednesday 1 Jun 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

Celebrated VAS Artist and Tutor Julian Bruere VAS FVAS will demonstrate watercolour techniques before an audience. This is a unique opportunity to see a master at work. Visitors to this event will go in the draw to win the artwork Julian Bruere will be producing during the demonstration.

VAS ANZAC and Australian Landscapes Exhibition 2022

11 Apr 2022 - 31 May 2022

VAS Foyer

An exhibition of Australian themed works.

VAS Regional Victorian Visions Exhibition 2022

12 May 2022 - 30 May 2022

Cato Gallery

Works on paper which draw from the rich scenery of regional Victoria.
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Kristan Oud—Summer Sunset

2 May 2022 - 30 May 2022

Mackley Members Room

In 2022 I fell in love with the beach, it became my muse with shades of aqua capturing my imagination. I took my sketchpad with me everywhere and captured the moods and moments of summer.
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VAS Fellows Exhibition 2022

12 May 2022 - 23 May 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

In this exhibition we celebrate artists who have made significant contributions to the Victorian Artists Society.
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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.
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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.

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.