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Past Exhibitions

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Margaret Edwards—Disappearing Landscapes

6 Jun 2024 – 17 Jun 2024

Cato Gallery

Travelling to south eastern Greenland in the height of summer in 2019 had a profound effect on me and my painting practice.
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Nostalgia of Burma—A Visual Voyage to Burmese Art

5 Jun 2024 – 11 Jun 2024

Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

Presented by Art & Ko Collection
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Yaping Jiang—Paradise Awakened

30 May 2024 – 11 Jun 2024

Frater Gallery

Yaping graduated from China's Sichuan Academy of Art. She founded New Star Art School over 20 years ago, which has become a leading art education brand in Melbourne.
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VAS Monochrome Exhibition

2 May 2024 – 10 Jun 2024

VAS Foyer

A showcase of works in black and white by VAS Members.
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A Tonal Exhibition

22 May 2024 – 3 Jun 2024

Cato Gallery

A showcase of VAS artists working in oils influenced by tonalist painting.
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VAS Trivia Night 2024

Thursday 30 May 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for a night of art, trivia and light refreshments. All welcome, so please bring your friends to see your work and join the trivia fun.
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Pei Wang—Perception and Metamorphosis

2 May 2024 – 27 May 2024

Cato Gallery: 2-14 May, Mackley Members' Room: 2-27 May

Pei’s creation often begins with perception and emotion. When the emotions take countless turns, she feels an irresistible urge to pick up the painting brush.
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Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour

17 May 2024 – 27 May 2024
Established in 1974, the Watercolour Society of Victoria (WSV) celebrates its milestone 50-year anniversary in Melbourne with an exciting program of events entitled Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour.
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HUGUES SCHEID—Ancora Imparo

2 May 2024 – 13 May 2024
Hugues Scheid, also known by the pseudonym H, is a French sculptor hailing from Reims in Champagne. Having graduated in carpentry and fitting, Hugues continued his studies in the fine arts at the École Boulle in Paris, specializing in the wood sculpture workshop. His studies primarily focused on drawing, clay modeling, and direct wood carving under the enlightened guidance of his mentors Patrick Blanchard and Yorane Lebovici.
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VAS Fellows Exhibition 2024

8 May 2024 – 13 May 2024

Hammond Gallery

In this exhibition we celebrate artists who have made significant contributions to the Victorian Artists Society.
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VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2024

12 Apr 2024 – 29 Apr 2024

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 Artist of the Year Award Exhibition. The winner will be awarded $1000. There is a sculpture prize of $500.
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VAS Young Artist Autumn Select Exhibition 2024

12 Apr 2024 – 29 Apr 2024

Cato Gallery

The Victorian Artists Society invites emerging artists of 25 years and under to submit their wall hanging or sculpture work for consideration in our first Young Artist Select Exhibition.
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VAS Councillors' Exhibition 2024

3 Apr 2024 – 29 Apr 2024

Mackley Members' Room

A pop-up exhibition featuring artworks by Members of the VAS Council.
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VAS ANZAC Exhibition 2024

28 Mar 2024 – 29 Apr 2024

VAS Foyer

A tribute to the armed forces.
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Duo Windborne—Album Launch

Friday 19 Apr 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Duo Windborne launch their debut album, Venus Bay Fireside Sessions, at the Victorian Artists Society Gallery!
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That's Not My Child: Book Launch

Tuesday 16 Apr 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
There is more to Frances Sinnett’s secret pain than the loss of her children — including the author — to an orphanage. Battalions of sorrows begin when her grandfather at 11 years old is imprisoned on a hulk in 1865. Then comes Gallipoli and the Somme. Her father’s war does not stop when the guns fall silent. The family is ripped apart by trauma, alcoholism, violence and betrayal at home. State intervention makes matters worse. Meticulous research by historian Golding finds more than 30 Sinnett children in institutions over five generations. Has the cycle been broken at last?
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Luo Min: The Surviving Poetry

3 Apr 2024 – 9 Apr 2024

Hammond Gallery

The latest works of Luo Min, chronicling & reflecting on her recent travels.
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VAS Collection

27 Mar 2024 – 8 Apr 2024

Cato Gallery Anex

A selection of works from the VAS Collection
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It Hao Pheh—A Gift to Remember

27 Mar 2024 – 7 Apr 2024

Cato Gallery

It Hao Pheh’s enduring fascination in depicting classical architectural form and historical subjects has provided the inspiration for his latest series of sublime watercolour paintings featured in his 20th Solo Exhibition.
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VAS Silent Auction

Tuesday 2 Apr 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
This event is a fundraiser for the 2024 VAS Programme. 
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VAS Flower & Garden Exhibition 2024

28 Mar 2024 – 2 Apr 2024

Hammond Gallery

This exhibition features floral still-life, colourful landscapes and lush gardens painted by VAS Members.
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The World Around Me—Aimee Li Watercolour Landscape

1 Mar 2024 – 28 Mar 2024

Mackley Members' Room

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VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2024

8 Mar 2024 – 25 Mar 2024

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

In this exhibition VAS artists are asked to explore subjects from a 21st century perspective, challenging themselves creatively. This Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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From Above: A Contemporary Abstract Painting Exhibition

8 Mar 2024 – 25 Mar 2024

Cato Gallery

French contemporary abstract painter Loïs Lanoix's solo show "From Above: A Contemporary Abstract Painting Exhibition" invites viewers to transcend traditional perspectives and immerse themselves in a visual symphony of avant-garde expressions. This collection redefines conventional boundaries, offering a kaleidoscopic journey through the realms of form, colour, and emotion.
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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2024

20 Mar 2024 – 24 Mar 2024

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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Revelations in Art: Celebrating 15 Years of Jimmy He's Creative Vision

22 Feb 2024 – 4 Mar 2024

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

Jimmy He is one of Australia's renowned abstract expressionist painters, currently residing in Melbourne. Painting is an art form brimming with creativity and expressiveness. Over his fifteen-year artistic journey, people are able to witness the continuous evolution of his artistic perspective and aesthetics, with a greater emphasis on the language of painting and the use of colour.
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Robert Wade—A Life in Watercolour

21 Feb 2024 – 4 Mar 2024

Cato Gallery

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Angus Wishart—Catching the Light

1 Feb 2024 – 29 Feb 2024

Mackley Members' Room

A journey through plein air painting
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Paul Laspagis—Hellenic Fields

7 Feb 2024 – 19 Feb 2024

Hammond Gallery

Paintings and drawings by Paul Laspagis.
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Jane Walker: A Retrospective 

8 Feb 2024 – 19 Feb 2024
The family of the late Jane Walker invite you to attend a celebration of her remarkable career.
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VAS Summer Exhibition 2024

26 Jan 2024 – 5 Feb 2024

Cato, Frater & McCubbin Galleries

This is the first VAS members' exhibition of 2024.
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THE RECLAMATION OF TERRA

25 Jan 2024 – 5 Feb 2024

Hammond Gallery

A mixed media call-to-arms by Teague Leigh
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Oz Ozcicek—Before After

11 Jan 2024 – 22 Jan 2024

Hammond Gallery

This exhibition showcases a multifaceted approach to understanding someone’s past and present without dwelling on the future through a kaleidoscope of colours, textures, visual nuances and forms.
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Hsin Lin—Blossoms of Life

11 Jan 2024 – 22 Jan 2024

McCubbin Gallery

Hsin Lin’s series Bloom Like Flowers explores the process of blooming and our connection to nature.
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The VAS Collection and Member Sculptures Display 2024

12 Jan 2024 – 22 Jan 2024

Frater Gallery

VAS is kicking off our 2024 Sculpture programme with this display of works by member artists. These will be complemented by a wonderful display of works from the VAS Collection.
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Past Council Members of VAS

25 Oct 2023 – 21 Jan 2024

VAS Foyer

An exhibition of works by past council members of VAS.
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Friday Group Showcase

14 Dec 2023 – 8 Jan 2024

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

The Friday Group began in 1979 and is still strong with a harmonious group of committed artists who paint from the model each week.

VAS Little Treasures 2023

23 Nov 2023 – 23 Dec 2023

Cato Gallery

The annual Little Treasures exhibition features a large variety of small artworks, showcasing the many talents of our artists. These make perfect Christmas presents for the art lover in your life.
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Gregory R Smith—Studio Showcase

1 Dec 2023 – 21 Dec 2023

Mackley Member's Room

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Young & Emerging Artist Showcase

13 Nov 2023 – 12 Dec 2023

Cato Gallery

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Frank Chi—The Perfect Intertwining of Reality & Art

1 Dec 2023 – 11 Dec 2023

Frater & McCubbin Galleries

Frank Chi, a Chinese-Australian oil painter, was born in 1954 in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China. He is a successor disciple of the renowned Chinese painter Mr. Guanzhong Wu and has won multiple awards at significant art exhibitions such as the Camberwell Art Show and the Victor Harbor Art Show.
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Art Academica 2023

30 Nov 2023 – 11 Dec 2023

Hammond Gallery

An annual favourite on the VAS exhibition calendar, Art Academica showcases the exceptional work of students who have created their masterpieces in an extraordinary past year. Comprising work selected from applicants across Melbourne, the exhibition encompasses a range of media, including drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting and collage.
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Paul Laspagis—Transfiguration

9 Nov 2023 – 28 Nov 2023

Mackley Members' Room

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THE HYLTON MACKLEY AM VAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

10 Nov 2023 – 27 Nov 2023

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.
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VAS Life Group Exhibition 2023

9 Nov 2023 – 20 Nov 2023

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 Maritime Exhibition 2023

27 Oct 2023 – 6 Nov 2023

Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean.
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VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2023

27 Oct 2023 – 6 Nov 2023

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

The 'Edward Heffernan Memorial Drawing Prizes' are awarded in honour of Edward Heffernan, past president of VAS from 1977 to 1980. He served on the VAS Council for 12 years and was also awarded the Distinguished VAS Service Award, Honorary life Membership, VAS Fellowship and the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Arts.
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Australian Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition 2023

27 Oct 2023 – 6 Nov 2023

Frater Gallery

The second year of the Australian Society of Marine Artists collaborating with the Victorian Artists Society in an exhibition of Marine and Maritime works of art.
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Picturesque Pieces: A Violin and Piano recital by Ian Pheh

Saturday 4 Nov 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Picturesque Pieces, a violin and piano recital by Ian Pheh, showcasing 4 of his young students with their own compositions.
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VAS Art School Exhibition 2023

14 Oct 2023 – 23 Oct 2023

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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Gwendoline Krumins—Naturescapes

12 Oct 2023 – 23 Oct 2023

Cato Gallery

NATUREscapes is the culmination of two years work, beginning from the time of COVID19 lockdowns in 2020.
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Maxine Wade—FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

1 Oct 2023 – 23 Oct 2023

Mackley Members' Room

Maxine’s exhibition represents the figure is its many guises—portraits, genre scenes and life studies.
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Kingswood College Exhibition

6 Oct 2023 – 22 Oct 2023

VAS Foyer

An exhibition of floral works in watercolour by the students of Kingswood College.
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Trivia Night at VAS

Tuesday 17 Oct 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

VAS Gallery

Join us for a night of art and trivia for the official Opening Night of the VAS Gallery Art School Exhibition.
Lion Dance- Lunar New Year by Sue Jarvis.

MSWPS—Changing Perspectives 2023

29 Sep 2023 – 9 Oct 2023

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The 114th annual exhibition of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.
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A Demonstration of Watercolour Painting with Maxine Wade

Saturday 7 Oct 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Hammond Gallery

Famous watercolourist and member of MSWPS Maxine Wade will give visitors insight into her particular approach to portraiture and figurative work.
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A Demonstration of Watercolour Painting with Louise Foletta 

Thursday 5 Oct 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Hammond Gallery

Distinguished artist and committee member Louise Foletta will demonstrate her unconventional approach to watercolour painting
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Norma Bull Etchings & Paintings

1 Aug 2023 – 3 Oct 2023

VAS Foyer

A display of historic copper plates, etchings and paintings by Norma Bull.
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Ray Hewitt—Close to Home

2 Sep 2023 – 29 Sep 2023

Mackley Members' Room

This exhibition is to show that painting subjects can come about from what people might think is quite ordinary, everything has its own special something. We all see the world in our own way. Each artist has their own way of interpreting the subject and expresses them their way.
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The Brandon Circle—In the Interests of Representational Art

14 Sep 2023 – 26 Sep 2023

Cato Gallery

This exhibition features paintings by artists looking to demonstrate and uphold the standards of representational art.
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VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2023

8 Sep 2023 – 25 Sep 2023

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 Artist of the Year Award Exhibition. The Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes for: 1st prize, $500. 2nd prize, $250. 3rd prize $100. Sculpture prize $150.
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Lily Jones and Friends—Muse

Saturday 23 Sep 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
VAS Gallery presents an evening of musical entertainment with Lily Jones & Friends.
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Gregory R Smith—Bring to Light

24 Aug 2023 – 11 Sep 2023

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries, 24 August to 5 September. Cato Gallery, 7 to 11 September.

Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS presents his 46th solo exhibition, featuring more than 100 works of still life, portraiture, florals and landscapes completed in the last 12 months.
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VAS En Plein Air Exhibition 2023

24 Aug 2023 – 4 Sep 2023

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates our plein air artists; featuring works painted outdoors.
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Kylie Castan—Floral Vision

1 Aug 2023 – 30 Aug 2023

Mackley Members' Room

A collection of floral watercolours inspired by the subject matter of floral bouquets, posies and arrangements in glass and opaque vases.
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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023

11 Aug 2023 – 21 Aug 2023

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.
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VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award Exhibition 2023

10 Aug 2023 – 21 Aug 2023

Cato Gallery

This is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages 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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VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2023: Open Day

Saturday 12 Aug 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Drop into our free open day of live painting by some of the top VAS portraiture artists!
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Genesis Baroque presents Kammermusik

Thursday 10 Aug 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hammond Gallery

Genesis Baroque is a Melbourne/Naarm-based period chamber orchestra founded in 2017 by Artistic Director and violinist, Jennifer Kirsner, and directed by baroque violinist Lucinda Moon.
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Zulu—Visual Tenacity

27 Jul 2023 – 7 Aug 2023

Cato Gallery

Tenacity can be viewed both positive and negatively, yet however you perceive or interpret tenacity, Zulu has it in spades, and she’s proud of it.
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AASPI—Shot in the Heart of Australia 2023

27 Jul 2023 – 7 Aug 2023

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The Australian Association of Street Photographers is proud to bring the eleventh 'Shot in the Heart of Australia' exhibition.
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Nitel—An Exhibition of First Nations Artists

27 May 2023 – 30 Jul 2023

VAS Foyer

‘Nitel’ is an exhibition of First Nations Women’s art work. The collective of 5 creative women artists from the Bendigo region on Dja Dja Wurrung country who share social, cultural and/or family connections and have lived in the region for many years.
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Senior School Exhibition of Haileybury Art Students 2023

18 Jul 2023 – 30 Jul 2023

Mackley Members Room

We are thrilled to announce the celebration of the remarkable accomplishments of Haileybury's Art Making and Exhibiting students.
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Open House Melbourne Weekend 2023

29 Jul 2023 – 30 Jul 2023
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 Winter Select Exhibition 2023

7 Jul 2023 – 24 Jul 2023

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 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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VAS Award Winners Showcase

13 Jul 2023 – 24 Jul 2023

Cato Gallery

A showcase of award winning artworks and artists from the past 3 exhibitions.
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Westernport Regional Band

Saturday 22 Jul 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hammond Gallery

The Westernport Regional Band is a dynamic community big band with musicians of all ages. We have woodwind, brass and rhythm instruments and our repertoire encompasses a wide variety of musical styles, from jazz, swing, Latin to modern compositions.
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WISZNIEWSKI, GLAC & KONIKOWSKI—Signs

6 Jul 2023 – 10 Jul 2023

Cato Gallery

The exhibition includes painting, drawing and graphics. It refers to the face, gesture, form and colour in two senses: on the one hand, representative, as in the presentation of the face, hand movement or form. On the other hand, specifically as in a three-dimensional visual object, the physical modification of the material or the actual image form is identifiable.

VAS Country Members Exhibition 2023

15 Jun 2023 – 3 Jul 2023

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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The Association of Sculptors of Victoria 2023

15 Jun 2023 – 3 Jul 2023

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.

Malcolm Drysdale—Retrospective of a Storyteller

15 Jun 2023 – 3 Jul 2023

Frater Gallery

Malcolm Drysdale is an artist story teller. His paintings, books, cartoons and his 'Panodramas' are image stories. He has painted for many decades. There will be about 40 paintings in the show.
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The VAS Collection Exhibition

27 May 2023 – 12 Jun 2023

Frater Gallery

Some of the VAS Collection’s lesser-known works, seldom seen on public view, will also be on display during our ArtFest23 celebrations.
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VAS 9x5 Exhibition 2023

27 May 2023 – 12 Jun 2023

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

A homage to the original 1889 9x5 Impressionism Exhibitions, of small works painted on cigar box lids.
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Artfest23

27 May 2023 – 12 Jun 2023

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

An exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Artist of the Year winners.
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Artists of the Year: 1973–2023

27 May 2023 – 12 Jun 2023

Hammond Gallery

Held since 1973, the Artist of the Year (AOTY) Award Exhibition showcases the year’s best artistic talent in painting and sculpture. This award is unique as it is not awarded by a committee or judge, but by the peers of the winning artist and demands sustained performance over the exhibiting year.
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Our History in Pictures

27 May 2023 – 12 Jun 2023

McCubbin Gallery

This exhibition showcases a collection of photographs and historical artefacts that represent the first hundred years of the Society’s activities.
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A Landscape Painting Demonstration with Gwendoline Krumins VAS

Sunday 11 Jun 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Victorian Artists Society

Join us at the Victorian Artists Society for a demonstration of landscape painting with award winning artist Gwendoline Krumins VAS.
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'The Artist of the Year' talk with Paul McDonald Smith OAM FVAS FRSA

Sunday 4 Jun 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Victorian Artists Society

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But is it Art?—A Caricature Sketching Event with Lucy Fekete

Sunday 28 May 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Victorian Artists Society

We invite you to an out of the box session with award winning artist and Illustrator Lucy Fekete, on how to draw Caricatures with a twist! 
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Pop-Up Book Fair

11 May 2023 – 25 May 2023

VAS Foyer

Second Hand Art Books are now for sale at VAS. Grab yours before they sell out.
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Fay Palmer—Going with the Flow

11 May 2023 – 22 May 2023

Cato Gallery

Fay Palmer has spent almost a lifetime working and experimenting with different media as an art student and a Secondary Art and Textiles teacher. This exhibition is a collection of paintings representing a range of approaches, techniques and styles in her workings with watercolour.
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VAS New Members Exhibition 2023

11 May 2023 – 22 May 2023

Hammond Gallery

The Victorian Artists Society has a wide membership from across Victoria and beyond, from students to hobbyists to professional artists. This special exhibition celebrates our new members.
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Kristan Oud—Melbourne 360

2 May 2023 – 22 May 2023

Mackley Members' Room

This unique exhibition by Kristan Oud explores Melbourne in 360° over 360 days. 
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THE JOURNEY BY SERGIO BORJA

11 May 2023 – 22 May 2023

Frater Gallery

The Journey, by Sergio Borja, is my first solo exhibition and a reflection on my journey in Australia for the past few years. It represents happiness and sadness, things I enjoyed and felt happy with, and the suffering that struck me the most while away from family and friends during the Covid Pandemic.
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VAS Flower & Garden Exhibition 2023

6 Apr 2023 – 9 May 2023

Cato Gallery, 6 April–8 May. VAS Foyer, 6 April–22 May

This exhibition features floral still-life, colourful landscapes and lush gardens painted by VAS Members.
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VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2023

11 Apr 2023 – 8 May 2023

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 Artist of the Year Award Exhibition. The Autumn exhibition is sponsored by Eileen and Hylton Mackley.
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Jenny Whiteside

11 Apr 2023 – 8 May 2023

McCubbin Gallery

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Liz Turner—Kimberley Community

2 Apr 2023 – 29 Apr 2023

Mackley Members' Room

Liz’s interest in art started at a young age but was only pursued seriously twelve years ago; her painting preferences are portraits or figurative subjects in pastel or oils.
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William Beckwith McInnes: An Artist’s Life

Tuesday 18 Apr 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
An artist's biography book talk presented by Vicki McInnes. RSVP essential.

VAS Pushing the Boundaries Exhibition

24 Mar 2023 – 3 Apr 2023

Cato Gallery

The creativity of our artists will be on full display for this exhibition. Come along to find some unexpected treasures and celebrate unusual and non-traditional Australian art.
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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2023

29 Mar 2023 – 2 Apr 2023

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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60 Years of Art Life—A Retrospective Exhibition of Hong Fu

23 Mar 2023 – 2 Apr 2023

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

Join curatorial assistant Xinyu Song for bilingual tours on Saturday April 1st, and discover the story behind the exhibition showcasing Hong Fu's 60 years of art. English Tour 11:30AM. Mandarin Tour 12:30PM
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ROBYN PRIDHAM—A YEAR OF MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE

2 Mar 2023 – 30 Mar 2023

Mackley Members Room

The concept for this exhibition started with Robyn's commitment to make a small work every day in mixed media and collage and to see where the format would lead her.
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Interpretations of the Visual Experience

6 Feb 2023 – 30 Mar 2023

VAS Foyer

VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2023

3 Mar 2023 – 20 Mar 2023

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

In this exhibition VAS artists are asked to explore subjects from a 21st century perspective, challenging themselves creatively. This Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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Memories and Other Lives—Claire Adyns Paintings, Antwerp & Melbourne

10 Mar 2023 – 20 Mar 2023

Cato Gallery

This retrospective exhibition charts Claire Adyns creative journey from her early Belgian life to her career as a commercial and fine artist in Australia. She migrated to Australia in 1952 and lived in the bush setting of Warrandyte, northeast of Melbourne.
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Without Water—Marion Chapman

23 Feb 2023 – 7 Mar 2023

Cato Gallery

Without Water there would be no beautiful gardens or waterfalls in Japan. No temple gardens or mossy rocks. There would be no rainforests or water spurting from blowholes in Tasmania. No gorges or painted cliffs. And there would be no waterhole oases in the middle of Outback Australia.
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E.g.o. Part One

Sunday 5 Mar 2023, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
e.g.o magazine wishes to invite you to enjoy live music and complimentary drinks whilst you explore the work of seven epic emerging designers as they showcase their sustainable wearable art. Celebrate, network, support and learn from 7pm on the 5th of March, at the Victorian Artists Society in East Melbourne.
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VAS Summer Exhibition 2023

10 Feb 2023 – 27 Feb 2023

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This is the first VAS exhibition of 2023. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors back to our galleries with a celebration of summer. This exhibition features prizes for painting of: 1st, $600; 2nd, $300; 3rd, $100; and sculpture of: 1st, $600; 2nd, $300 and 3rd, $100
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Denise Nethercote—BrushWork

2 Feb 2023 – 27 Feb 2023

Mackley Members' Room

Denise works in watercolour and oil with a focus on tonal Impressionism and tonal realism. She is inspired to record the patterns and play of light in her surroundings.
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Erica Wagner—Hope is the Thing

9 Feb 2023 – 20 Feb 2023

Cato Gallery

Hope is the Thing features the original artwork from the book Hope is the Thing, written by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Erica Wagner and published in February 2023 by Allen & Unwin. Related paintings, collages, drawings and limited-edition prints and panels from the book will also be on display.
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The Company We Keep—A Selection from the VAS Collection

13 Jan 2023 – 5 Feb 2023

Cato Gallery

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Anne Badet (Anne Nguyen)—Primo, with guest artist Claudia Rubinstein

12 Jan 2023 – 4 Feb 2023

Frater & McCubbin Galleries

Anne Badet (Anne Nguyen) and Claudia combine in friendship and craftsmanship to present a celebration of life and the miracle of the natural world. Depictions of the seasons set in enchanting scenery in all their wondrous colours and guises, will delight the senses.
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VAS Summer Foyer Exhibition

1 Oct 2022 – 31 Jan 2023

VAS Foyer

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Haileybury Studio Arts 2022

6 Dec 2022 – 14 Dec 2022

Mackley Members' Room

In celebration of the wonderful achievement of Haileybury’s Studio Arts students, we are proud to present a selection of their work for their families, friends and the public—including Industry members at the Victorian Artist Society.

VAS SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio Maritime Exhibition 2022

2 Dec 2022 – 13 Dec 2022

Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean. This exhibition is sponsored by SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio with prizes of vouchers for: 1st prize, $600. 2nd prize, $300. 3rd prize $100.

VAS Little Treasures 2022

2 Dec 2022 – 13 Dec 2022

Cato Gallery

The annual Little Treasures exhibition features a large variety of small artworks, showcasing the many talents of our artists.
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Australian Society of Marine Artists

2 Dec 2022 – 13 Dec 2022

Frater Gallery

This inaugural year will see the Australian Society of Marine Artists collaborate with the Victorian Artists Society in an exhibition of Marine and Maritime works of art.
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Ray Hewitt—Fleeting Moments

10 Nov 2022 – 4 Dec 2022

Mackley Members' Room

'Fleeting Moments' is based on the fleeting moments that one encounters during the day from dawn to dusk. Most of the paintings are done either from memory or a quick sketch whilst on my morning walk. Others are done from painting directly from nature.
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VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2022

11 Nov 2022 – 28 Nov 2022

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.
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ELLSWORTH OVERTON—Fern Gullies

17 Nov 2022 – 28 Nov 2022

Cato Gallery

Ellsworth Overton is a self-taught artist who works with oils and watercolours. Growing up living in Canada, with long cold winters, and before the arrival of television, he loved spending his time painting.
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Les Pascoe—Vision of Light

10 Nov 2022 – 15 Nov 2022

Cato Gallery

Les Pascoe presents 'Vision Of Light', composed of paintings done from 2019 to 2022. This is Les's first solo exhibition at VAS.
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VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2022

27 Oct 2022 – 7 Nov 2022

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

The 'Edward Heffernan Memorial Drawing Prizes' are awarded in honour of Edward Heffernan, past president of VAS from 1977 to 1980. He served on the VAS Council for 12 years and was also awarded the Distinguished VAS Service Award, Honorary life Membership, VAS Fellowship and the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Arts.
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Art Academica Creative School

27 Oct 2022 – 7 Nov 2022

Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

We love working with children and exploring their boundless creativity and imagination while teaching them some valuable technical skills. We believe children’s creativity should be nourished and encouraged.
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POLISH ART FOUNDATION—BORDERS

27 Oct 2022 – 7 Nov 2022

Frater Gallery

The organisation, which has been founded in 1977 is also committed to supporting artists of Polish background now living in Australia; helping to promote their work to the broader Victorian community.
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VAS Art School Exhibition 2022

14 Oct 2022 – 24 Oct 2022

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—BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL

2 Oct 2022 – 24 Oct 2022

Mackley Members' Room

Jo is delighted to present these beautiful blooms in a salon hang in the light, bright, intimate elegance of the Mackley Member’s Room at The Victorian Artists’ Society. She invites you and your friends to enjoy this celebration of nature’s beauty.
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Mark Bagally—Up and About

13 Oct 2022 – 24 Oct 2022

Cato Gallery

Mark Bagally is an impressionist painter and current member of council at the Victorian Artists Society.
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MSWPS—Changing Perspectives 2022

29 Sep 2022 – 10 Oct 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The 113th annual exhibition of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.
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MSWPS—SUNFLOWERS FOR UKRAINE

29 Sep 2022 – 10 Oct 2022

Cato Gallery

In conjunction with this year's 113th annual exhibition, the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors will hold an exhibition of small sunflower artworks in the Cato Gallery at VAS.
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A Demonstration of Oil Portraiture with Lucy Fekete

Thursday 6 Oct 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
VAS Artist Lucy Fekete will demonstrate Portraiture in Oil, working from a live model.
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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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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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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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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.
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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 2022

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.
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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.

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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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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