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Upcoming Exhibitions

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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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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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Pei Wang—Perception and Metamorphosis

2 May 2024 – 27 May 2024

Opening Sunday 5 May, 1:30 to 3:30pm

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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Nostalgia of Burma—A Visual Voyage to Burmese Art

5 Jun 2024 – 11 Jun 2024

Opening Event: Thursday 6 June, 5:30pm to 8pm

Hammond and McCubbin Galleries

Presented by Art & Ko Collection
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Margaret Edwards—Disappearing Landscapes

6 Jun 2024 – 17 Jun 2024

Official Opening: Saturday 8 June, 1pm to 4pm

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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VAS 9x5 Exhibition 2024

5 Jul 2024 – 5 Aug 2024

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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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2024

5 Jul 2024 – 15 Jul 2024

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 Winter Select Exhibition 2024

19 Jul 2024 – 5 Aug 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 Winter Exhibition features a first prize of $1000, and a sculpture prize of $500.
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VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2024

6 Sep 2024 – 23 Sep 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 Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes: Exhibition Winner $1000 and Sculpture prize $500.
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VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2024

11 Oct 2024 – 21 Oct 2024

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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VAS Maritime Exhibition 2024

25 Oct 2024 – 5 Nov 2024

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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THE HYLTON MACKLEY AM (HON) FVAS, VAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2024

8 Nov 2024 – 25 Nov 2024

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 Art Studio Exhibition 2024

20 Dec 2024 – 13 Jan 2025

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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