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Past Exhibitions

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AASPi—Shot in the Heart of Melbourne 2021

29 Jul 2021 - 7 Sep 2021
The Australian Association of Street Photographers Incorporated (AASPi) is a not for profit collective voice to promote Street Photography in Australia.
Evelyn Yee- Gum tree, Maranoa Botanic Gardens Medium used- Watercolour

Plein Air Artists—In the Open Air

15 Jul 2021 - 15 Aug 2021
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.


16 Jul 2021 - 9 Aug 2021
Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne.
Lukas Ryan_Sunrise, Yarra Valley

VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2021

16 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
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
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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1 Jul 2021 - 12 Jul 2021
'The gazelle trembles,/ As the lions roar./ The hyena shambles,/ But ART GIVES MORE’. 
Ray Hewitt FVAS_For a Morning Paddle_Winner 2021

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021

18 Jun 2021 - 28 Jun 2021
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
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.
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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.

VAS 'Portraits From Home' Online Exhibition 2020

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.​

VAS 'Nature's Way' Online Exhibition 2020

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

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.
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.

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.