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VAS Drawing Exhibition 2022


27 Oct 2022 - 7 Nov 2022

Opening Night, Wednesday 2 November at 7pm

Location: 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.
Edward Heffernan 1971 Edited

Edward Heffernan 1971 Edited

VAS Drawing Exhibition 2022

Location: Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room


27 Oct 2022 - 7 Nov 2022

Opening Night, Wednesday 2 November at 7pm

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.

This exhibition is made possible through a bequest from the estate of his wife Maree Elizabeth Heffernan, who was the proprietor of the Gordon Edgerton Gallery and assisted Edward with editing the Victorian Artists Society’s Journal. 

Edward Heffernan in 1978, President

Edward Heffernan in 1978, as the new VAS President


Edward Heffernan Drawing 1978

Edward Heffernan, 'Applied Chemicals Pty. Ltd Art Prize', Figure, 1978

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