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Weekends: 1pm-4pm

Upcoming Exhibitions

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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Laurence Scott Pendlebury Reflective Exhibition—It's our Society, let's Keep it Open

1 Jun 2022 - 30 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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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.


2 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.

Dany Christian, Saxon Poet

Deny Christian—Life Harvest

2 Jun 2022 - 14 Jun 2022

Opening Event Thursday June 2nd at 6pm until 9pm

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.

Old Flume Track, oil on canvas 105cms x 75cms

Pauline Mathrick—Protean Vistas

8 Jun 2022 - 28 Jun 2022

Opening event Saturday 18 June 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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 - 28 Jun 2022

Opening event Saturday 11th June 2pm–4pm

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 - 28 Jun 2022

Opening Event Thursday 16 June, 6pm until 8:30pm.

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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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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Clive Sinclair—Quiet Places

30 Jun 2022 - 18 Jul 2022

Sunday 3rd July, 1pm to 4pm

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.

Ray Hewitt FVAS_For a Morning Paddle_Winner 2021

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2022

9 Jul 2022 - 25 Jul 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 12 July at 7pm

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 the Senior Art Supplies Prize, for $1000 of Senior Art Supplies.

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Open House Melbourne Weekend 2022

30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Saturday 30 July & and Sunday 31 July 10am until 4pm both days

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.

2019 Portraiture Winner - Bilboa by Paul Learmonth

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2022

12 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 16 August at 7pm

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 capture the human spirit. The Nada Hunter Prize is for $1000.

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VAS Life Group Exhibition 2022

12 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.


VAS Portrait Painters in Action 2022: Open Day

Sunday 21 Aug 2022, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A free open day featuring live portraiture sessions, demonstrating the process of painting a portrait from models in costume.


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.


VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2022

10 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 13 September at 7pm

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 Prize for $750.


VAS Country Members Exhibition 2022

15 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.

Greg Shelly_Chinese Vase_Oil Award

VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2022

14 Oct 2022 - 24 Oct 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 18 October at 7pm

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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VAS Drawing Exhibition 2022

27 Oct 2022 - 7 Nov 2022

Opening Night, Monday 31 October at 7pm

Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room

The 'Edward Heffernan Drawing Prize' is 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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VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2022

11 Nov 2022 - 28 Nov 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 15 November at 7pm

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 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. For sale prices of $250 and under.

VAS Maritime Exhibition 2022

2 Dec 2022 - 13 Dec 2022

Opening Night, Tuesday 6 December at 7pm

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

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.

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.