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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2021

18 Aug 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
This annual exhibition features portraiture in all genres. A talented selection of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skillfully capture the human spirit. This is an online exhibition celebrating humanity from lockdown.

Banner Image: 'Lih-Shan and the Rice Paper Fan' Acrylic on Canvas by Heather 'Zulu' Towns, 2021

A Florentine Friend

51cm (H) x 36cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Italian canvas

Artist: Natalia Liu

Price:  $ 1,400.00

A friend of mine whom we met in Florence, Italy. (Glazing technique)

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Adam

50cm (H) x 40cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Artist: Natalia Liu

Price:  $ 680.00

The portrait of Adam (in Alla Prima) was completed within 2 Wednesday Life group sessions at the VAS Studio in July, 2021.

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Carmen

76.6cm (H) x 59.4cm (W) x 1cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Lilly Anoneavic

Price:  $ 300.00

Study of Spanish actress and singer Sara Montiel as 'Carmen'. I fist saw this beauty when I was a small girl in Belgrade when mom took me to the movies to see the film, Carmen La De Ronda made in 1958. Sara Montiel was Carmen. As I love painting portraits especially of movie stars from golden years of Hollywood, I decided to paint this portrait. Thank you all who look at this artwork. xxxxx

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Girl with a Guitar

Medium: Pastel

Artist: Barbara McManus

Price: NFS

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Homage to Elizabeth

76.6cm (H) x 59.4cm (W) x 1cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Lilly Anoneavic

Price: NFS

Besides cats I also like to paint portraits, especially portraits of my favorite movie stars. Elizabeth is one of my all time favorite movie stars and subject of many portraits I have drawn and painted of this stunning woman. Thank you all who look at this artwork, xxxxxx

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Khim

51cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 0.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ursula Tursky

Price:  $ 500.00

Khim, a teacher of Mathematics and most patient model, enjoyed the process of seeing his portrait evolve over several sittings.

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Lih-Shan and the Rice Paper Fan

75cm (H) x 55cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on fine canvas stretcher

Artist: Heather Towns

Price:  $ 1,200.00

I look for patterns in everything. This is my dear friend Lih-Shan Yam

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Max Thomas: Sportsman, Musician, Scientist, Critic

90cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Oils on Belgian linen

Artist: Vicki McInnes

Price:  $ 3,800.00

Painted over several sittings, in oils on linen. Max is a master of Cuban drums, played football at the highest level, has had a long career in the science and management of soil and water—his hands fall to drumming position, newspaper folded to show the football pages, a glass of clear water at his fingertips. His essays on politics, the energy industry and environment have the same considered, direct expression seen here.

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Not Blue

122cm (H) x 92cm (W) x 3cm (D)

Medium: Oil on stretched linen

Artist: Lisa Nolan

Price:  $ 5,000.00

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Pam

51cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 0.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ursula Tursky

Price:  $ 500.00

'What can you do with an old lady like me?' Pam asked and sat down.

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Phil of Mungerannie

59cm (H) x 69cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: Moyra Le Blanc Smith

Price:  $ 630.00

Diriving along the Birdsville Track one hot and thirsty afternoon, we called in to the Mungerannie Pub for a cool drink. There, behind the bar, was Phil with the sun shining onto the hole in his hat. I was entranced and couldn't wait to paint his portrait.

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Phillipa

51cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 0.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ursula Tursky

Price: NFS

Phillipa who introduced Laughter Clubs to Victoria in 2001

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Poise and Pride

61cm (H) x 76cm (W) x 1.5cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic painting on 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas, this painting is an award winning painting. Original and Ready to hang. Sides painted black . Sealed with gloss varnish.

Artist: Hsin Lin

Price:  $ 5,000.00

A piece of my on going series, 'Flowers and Girl' In this series, I first started painting most of my self or my cousins, basically the people around me. Same as my 'Bloom like Flowers' series, flowers are the object representing life itself. In this series I painting flowers in full bloom, a interpretation of the vitality, also a salute to the golden age .

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Portrait of Artist's Mother

45cm (H) x 30cm (W)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Gwendoline Krumins

Price: NFS

Started from life, then plunged into lockdown, I finished this portrait from a reference.

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Portrait of Dinny Birrell

30cm (H) x 25cm (W)

Medium: Portrait

Artist: Gwendoline Krumins

Price:  $ 850.00

Working alongside Dinny for many years at the Friday Art Group in the VAS Studio, we would often play out the pose of the days' model before they arrived. I captured this reference at one of these times. During lockdown, I was looking for some inspiration and came across this reference.

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Pugilist

50cm (H) x 35cm (W)

Medium: Acrylic on Snowdon paper

Artist: Joseph Luczynski

Price:  $ 600.00

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Ready And Waiting—Bella and Dahlia

61cm (H) x 50.8cm (W) x 1.5cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic painting on 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas , ready to hang. Sealed with varnish. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Artist: HSIN LIN

Price:  $ 2,280.00

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Self Portrait

50cm (H) x 35cm (W)

Medium: Charcoal on Snowdon Paper

Artist: Joseph Luczynski

Price:  $ 600.00

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Self Portrait During Lockdown

20cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 2.5cm (D)

Medium: oil on linen

Artist: Don James

Price:  $ 700.00

Self Portrait during the 2020 lockdown.

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Self Portrait with Charcoal

90cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 3cm (D)

Medium: Charcoal on Arches paper

Artist: Vicki McInnes

Price:  $ 1,900.00

Following the classic approach, I worked this self-portrait from a mirror's image. To draw my own hands is no more challenging than my own face. The process is: Observe the subject, record the observation. Repeat.

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The Conversation

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Artist: Clive Sinclair

Price:  $ 800.00

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Untitled Portrait

50cm (H) x 35cm (W)

Medium: Acrylic on Snowdon paper

Artist: Joseph Luczynski

Price:  $ 600.00

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Woman in a Hat

Medium: Pastel

Artist: Barbara McManus

Price: NFS

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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.