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2019 Portraiture Winner - Bilboa by Paul Learmonth

VAS PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2022


Banner Image: 'Bilboa' by Paul Learmonth, Portraiture Winner 2019

Viewing from Friday 12 August until Monday 22 August 2022
Opening and Awards presentation event, Tuesday 16 August at 7pm
Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries
 
This annual exhibition, featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture prizes celebrates portraiture in all genres with an inspiring array of talent by some of Victoria’s emerging and established artists who have skillfully captured the human spirit.
 
The Nada Hunter Portraiture prizes are:

  • 1st prize, $1,000
  • 2nd prize, $200
  • 3rd prize, $150
  • Sculpture prize, $150

View the exhibition online here from Wednesday 17 August.

The Portrait exhibition will be judged by celebrated figurative and portrait artist, Lewis Miller. 

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LEWIS MILLER

Large self portrait 2014  
Oil on Belgian linen
102cm x 92cm
Courtesy of Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Portrait Exhibition Judge Lewis Miller

The Judge for this year's Portrait Exhibition will be Lewis Miller. Lewis is represented by 'Australian Galleries'.

Highly celebrated figurative and still life painter Lewis Miller was born in Melbourne in 1959 and trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he also completed his post graduate studies. He exhibits regularly at Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and at Bruce Heiser Projects in Brisbane.

Learn more about Lewis Miller here.


VAS PORTRAIT PAINTERS IN ACTION 2022: OPEN DAY

Sunday 21 August 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
 
Come along to our free open day featuring live painting by 15 of the top VAS portraiture artists.

This event features 15 VAS artists painting from 5 models in the upstairs galleries. Painting begins at 11am and continues through to 4pm, with guests welcome any time in between to watch the portraits take shape throughout the day.

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Fred Toumayan VAS painting MICA Flight Paramedic Darren Hodge at the 2019 VAS Portrait Painters In Action Open Day.

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Gwendoline Krumins VAS painting the model at the 2019 VAS Portrait Painters In Action Open Day.


A DEMONSTRATION OF PORTRAITURE OIL PAINTING
WITH GREGORY R SMITH VAS FVAS

Monday 29 August 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hammond Gallery, RSVP Essential

Portrait of Doug Kettles - Gregory Smith

'Portrait of Doug Kettles', oil by Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS

Celebrated VAS artist, tutor and past president, Gregory R Smith will demonstrate his tonal realist approach to portraiture by painting VAS president, Richard Impey.

This event will take place against the backdrop of Gregory R Smith's 44th solo exhibition, 'Within a New Light' in the upper galleries.

The demonstration will begin at 1:15pm and run for approximately 1½ to 2 hours. Refreshments will be served.

Please note that due to limited seating RSVP is essential for this event. Call 03 9662 1484 or email admin@vasgallery.org.au


The Victorian Artists Society - VAS GALLERY

430 Albert Street, East Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9662 1484

Gallery Viewing Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

All Enquiries:

Victorian Artists Society Office - (03) 9662 1484

Media Enquiries:

Ron Smith OAM Hon FVAS, Victorian Artists Society - Mobile: 0417 329 201

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