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THE VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY MARCH EXHIBITIONS


LUX

MAXINE WADE

Wednesday 3 March 2021–Tuesday 16 March 2021
Eileen Mackley Members Room

Meet the Artist on Saturday 6 March between 1pm and 4pm.
This is a COVID-safe event. RSVP is essential by 5 March on 9662 1484.

An exhibition of recent watercolour paintings by Maxine Wade.

'This exhibition represents my recent watercolour paintings, covering a wide range of subjects including landscape, portraits, still life and urban scenes. "LUX" means light—and I am certainly concerned with representing strong light and shade.'

'High contrast painting has always driven me and it’s a challenge in watercolour painting. Many of these works also explore textures, another aspect of watercolour that interests me very much.'

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FACE AND FORM

GRAZIA MARIN

Wednesday 3 March 2021–Tuesday 16 March 2021
Cato Gallery

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

'Most living things are drawn to their own kind. For most of my art practice I have been fascinated by the human form and face: the roundness of muscles, the turn of the body, the reflection of light on skin, the individuality in faces. Face and Form is an exploration in paintings of the human figure and face.

The collection began during an arts residency at the Brimbank City Council studios. During the residency, I was able to experiment with figurative paintings, thereby bringing to life an idea that had been brewing for quite some time. Included in this work was presenting the figures in abstract, decorative settings.'

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VAS GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION 2021

Friday 5 March 2021 - Monday 22 March 2021

Opening Night: Tuesday 9 March at 7pm
Official Opening of the Exhibition, Awards Presentation and the
Launch of the VAS 150th Anniversary Book

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

The Victorian Artists Society is proud to present its annual Contemporary Exhibition sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.

In this exhibition artists have been asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively.  Digital works included. The exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists.

In general, ‘Contemporary’ refers to styles developed from the second half of the 20th century up until today. It often deals with current social and cultural issues and exploits new media and subverts or reinvents tradition.

The VAS Contemporary Exhibition features a $5000 prize sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.

The 2021 VAS Contemporary Exhibition Sculpture Award will also be presented on the evening.

Please join us for the opening, awards presentation and book launch on Tuesday 9 March at 7pm.

This is a COVID-safe event. RSVP is essential by Monday 8 March 2021.

The George Hicks Foundation 
The late George Hicks was awarded Life Membership of the Victorian Artists Society in 1979. Mr Hicks' name appears on the Victorian Artists Society Honours Board. Mr Hicks was a major sponsor to the Victorian Artists Society's Spring and Winter Exhibitions from 1968 to 1987. 

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LIGHT AFTER LOCKDOWN 

KRISTAN OUD

Wednesday 17 March 2021–Wednesday 31 March 2021
Eileen Mackley Members Room

This is a compilation of works both colourful and simple by VAS artist Kristan Oud.

Dynamic skies and bright paintings are complimented by the elegant simplicity of city sketches. Lockdown has been an experience of extremes from beautiful skies to a city at its most serene.

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CHRIS PELCHEN

Wednesday 24 March 2021–Tuesday 30 March 2021

Opens Friday 26 March 6pm to 7.30pm
Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This exhibition features Landscapes from scenery photographed by Chris Pelchen in Africa in 2018.
The landscapes are large and dramatic, painted with Acrylics and Oils.

Chris Pelchen Image Landscape

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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.