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VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2023


27 Oct 2023 - 6 Nov 2023

Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Sunday 29 October at 2pm

Location: 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.
Jill Shalless_Twisted Dance Anglesea_Winner 2022

Jill Shalless_Twisted Dance Anglesea_Winner 2022

VAS Edward Heffernan Drawing Exhibition 2023

Location: Cato Gallery & Mackley Members' Room


27 Oct 2023 - 6 Nov 2023

Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Sunday 29 October at 2pm

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.

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. 

The Edward Heffernan Memorial Drawing Exhibition features Prizes for:

  • 1st prize, $900
  • 2nd prize, $400
  • 3rd prize $200

Banner Image: Jill Shalless—'Twisted Dance, Anglesea', charcoal & pastel pencil, first prize winner 2022



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