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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023


11 Aug 2023 – 21 Aug 2023

Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Saturday 12 August at 4pm

Location: 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.
1st prize 2023_Julia Wang_Ash Gray

1st prize 2023_Julia Wang_Ash Gray

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023

Location: Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries


Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Saturday 12 August at 4pm

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.

The judge for this year's portrait exhibition will be Liz Gridley.

From an artistic interest in the consideration of emotion, Liz Gridley’s work centres on her experiences of states of hyper-emotion. Distress arises from overstimulation; feelings of overwhelm from external stimuli that cause a physical response in the body. Meditation or contemplative thought regulates this response and re-centres the body. Gridley’s work reflects these internal states represented in contemporary realist portraits that connect viscerally with the viewer. Gridley had her debut solo exhibition ‘Empathy, My Witness’ in 2018 at Off The Kerb Gallery following her Major Prize win at the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize in 2017. She has been a Finalist in a number of awards including the Kennedy Art Prize, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), and the fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize. Gridley has recently completed art residencies with Burrinja Cultural Centre, public art demonstrations, and mentored other emerging artists

Judge_LizGridley_AllegoryLonging_2021

Allegory: Longing (2021) Oil on Aluminium Panel by Liz Gridley.

First prize WINNER

Julia Wang, 苍 (Ash Gray), Oil, NFS

second prize WINNER

Louis Sauzier, Self Portrait, Pastel, NFS

third prize WINNER

Jill Shalless, Allegory of Self, Oil, $5000

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARTISTS

Gwendoline Krumins VAS, Isla, Pencil, NFS

Ray Wilson VAS FVAS, Geoffrey, Oil, $700

Lucy FeketeThe Brooding & Complex Cheerful Sun, Mixed Media, $6500

Rachel Dettmann-Smith VAS, Portrait of Matthew, Oil, $850

Moira Laidlay VAS, Model, Composed, Oil, $875

Rodney Edelsten, Friday Portrait I, Pastel, $1000

View the Exhibition Catalogue

See past winners here.

Banner Image: Julia Wang, 苍 (Ash Gray), Oil, NFS

2nd Prize 2023_Louis Sauzier_Self Portrait

Louis Sauzier, Self Portrait, Pastel, NFS Second Prize Winner 2023

3rd Prize 2023_Jill Shalless Allegory of Self

Jill Shalless, Allegory of Self, Oil, $5000, Third Prize Winner 2023

Browse Artworks

Ann, the Community Garden Convenor
Ursula Tursky
55cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 700.00
Coffee Break
Colin Shaw
60cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
Cruden Farm
Carmel O'Connor
122cm (W) x 97cm (H) x 200cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 1,200.00
Debbie
Margaret Holloway
70cm (W) x 94.5cm (H) x 3cm (D)
arcylic on paper
$ 650.00
Feeling Blue
Colin Shaw
50cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
Friday Portrait 1
Rod Edelsten
65cm (W) x 95cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel on Board
Award Winner Banner4
$ 1,000.00
Friday Portrait 2
Rod Edelsten
65cm (W) x 95cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel on Board
$ 1,000.00
Gigi
Natalia Liu
54cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil
$ 9,900.00
Graeme Turner
Peter Roccella
30cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas

Not for sale
Jayden
Peter Roccella
40cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
Krishan
Peter Roccella
30cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 300.00
Looking Ahead
Liz Turner
37cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel pencil
$ 475.00
Man in Blue
Nola Wilkinson
50cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Watercolour
$ 600.00
Man with a Tartan Scarf
Sarah Ackland
43.5cm (W) x 53.5cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Graphite on Paper
$ 450.00
Max
Vicki McInnes
35cm (W) x 45cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on Linen
$ 1,800.00
Mr Lee
Natalia Liu
47cm (W) x 57cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil
$ 12,000.00
Mrs Mulcahy and Timmy
Pilar de la Torre
60cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on linen
$ 10,000.00
Musical Lady
Ursula Tursky
52cm (W) x 63cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil
$ 700.00
One Last Smoke Before I go ...
Sam Bruere
95cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil
SOLD
Red Hat
Joseph Luczynski
61cm (W) x 71cm (H) x 1cm (D)
Oil on Board
$ 700.00
Self Portrait
Rod Edelsten
70cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 1,000.00
Self Portrait
Liz Turner
33cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 450.00
Should I Change my Mind?
Elizabeth Moore Golding
52cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 1,300.00
The Artist
Liz Turner
33cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 450.00
The Brooding & Complex Cheerful Sun
Lucy Fekete
55cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Mixed Media
Award Winner Banner4
$ 6,500.00
The Last Day of Wigs
Ursula Tursky
53cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 700.00
The Pilot
Nola Wilkinson
50cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Pastel on black paper
$ 450.00
The Real Runceley Chaser and Harry
Lynden Stone
100cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 2,500.00
The Scottish Laird
Colin Shaw
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
What If We All Had Different Eyes
Oguzhan 'Oz' Ozcicek
76cm (W) x 101cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 800.00
苍 (Ethereal/Ash Gray)
Julia Wang
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.8cm (D)
Oil Portrait
Award Winner Banner
$ 3,000.00

Browse Artworks

Ann, the Community Garden Convenor
Ursula Tursky
55cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 700.00
Coffee Break
Colin Shaw
60cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
Cruden Farm
Carmel O'Connor
122cm (W) x 97cm (H) x 200cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 1,200.00
Debbie
Margaret Holloway
70cm (W) x 94.5cm (H) x 3cm (D)
arcylic on paper
$ 650.00
Feeling Blue
Colin Shaw
50cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
Friday Portrait 1
Rod Edelsten
65cm (W) x 95cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel on Board
Award Winner Banner4
$ 1,000.00
Friday Portrait 2
Rod Edelsten
65cm (W) x 95cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel on Board
$ 1,000.00
Gigi
Natalia Liu
54cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil
$ 9,900.00
Graeme Turner
Peter Roccella
30cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas

Not for sale
Jayden
Peter Roccella
40cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
Krishan
Peter Roccella
30cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 300.00
Looking Ahead
Liz Turner
37cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel pencil
$ 475.00
Man in Blue
Nola Wilkinson
50cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Watercolour
$ 600.00
Man with a Tartan Scarf
Sarah Ackland
43.5cm (W) x 53.5cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Graphite on Paper
$ 450.00
Max
Vicki McInnes
35cm (W) x 45cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on Linen
$ 1,800.00
Mr Lee
Natalia Liu
47cm (W) x 57cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil
$ 12,000.00
Mrs Mulcahy and Timmy
Pilar de la Torre
60cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on linen
$ 10,000.00
Musical Lady
Ursula Tursky
52cm (W) x 63cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil
$ 700.00
One Last Smoke Before I go ...
Sam Bruere
95cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil
SOLD
Red Hat
Joseph Luczynski
61cm (W) x 71cm (H) x 1cm (D)
Oil on Board
$ 700.00
Self Portrait
Rod Edelsten
70cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 1,000.00
Self Portrait
Liz Turner
33cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 450.00
Should I Change my Mind?
Elizabeth Moore Golding
52cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 1,300.00
The Artist
Liz Turner
33cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 450.00
The Brooding & Complex Cheerful Sun
Lucy Fekete
55cm (W) x 65cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Mixed Media
Award Winner Banner4
$ 6,500.00
The Last Day of Wigs
Ursula Tursky
53cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 700.00
The Pilot
Nola Wilkinson
50cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Pastel on black paper
$ 450.00
The Real Runceley Chaser and Harry
Lynden Stone
100cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 2,500.00
The Scottish Laird
Colin Shaw
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 490.00
What If We All Had Different Eyes
Oguzhan 'Oz' Ozcicek
76cm (W) x 101cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 800.00
苍 (Ethereal/Ash Gray)
Julia Wang
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.8cm (D)
Oil Portrait
Award Winner Banner
$ 3,000.00

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