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Victorian Artists Society

The Victorian Artists' Society the building, the artists and the characters. Opened on 27 May 1892, the Victorian Artists' Society with Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Walter Withers and many others who worked in the art studio of the building, provided the foundation stone of Australian art. Within these walls tens of thousands of artists from all walks of life have learnt to paint, draw and sculpt.  The building became the home of Dame Nellie Melba's Conservatorium with the upper gallery used for debut performances. The building is now undergoing major restoration. It is...

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Original Affordable Art Sale

Victorian Artists' Society'sHistoric Bargain Sale  Save the Date Original Affordable Art  Monday 20 February 2017 - Tuesday 7 March 2017 Opening night: 7.00pm Monday 20 February 2017 Gallery: Cato Start your Art Collection with an original from the Victorian Artists' Society's Historic Bargain Sale - Works available from $100 to $500. Hundreds of unframed paintings, drawings and pastels from established and emerging artists, who are members of the Victorian Artists' Society, will go on sale at the Society's annual historic Bargain Sale.  Works are on sale ranging from $100 to $500. The Bargai...

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CAROLINE MILEY - BOOK LAUNCH

Victorian Artists' Society Book Launch Caroline Miley - Book Launch 6.00pm - 8.00pm Monday 12 December 2016  Gallery: Cato The Book will be launched by Jane Sullivan, well-known author and literary journalist.  www.carolinemiley.com About the book: 'Mr Turner' meets 'North and South': An unrivalled insight into an artist's life in Georgian England. "To take a sheet of paper and a pencil and make something where before there had been nothing; to feel the paper under my fist and the sound of the crayon's whisper across the page; to bring to life on the blank surface line, light and shadow..." T...

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WINNER ANNOUNCED

Media Release 23 November 2016  The Inaugural Victorian Artists' Society Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Presented to Bendigo Artist Ben Winspear. The Victorian Artists' Society has announced Bendigo artist, Ben Winspear, as the winner of the inaugural Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award with a $10,000 prize, against a strong field of thirty two exhibitors.   Ben Winspear works in oil, watercolour and more recently sculpture, and has been painting professionally for over ten years. Ben is a tutor at the Victorian Artists' Society and has held several successful solo exhibitions.  Ben...

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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS

Victorian Artists' Society November / December Exhibitions  Images of India and Beyond - Barbara McManus Wednesday 16 November - Tuesday 29 November 2016 Opening Night: Thursday 17 November at 6.30pm Gallery: Cato A Sight to Behold - Barbara McManus Barbara McManus has been inspired by the magical colour and life from her recent trip to India.  This exhibition features small cameos of people going about their everyday lives.  Barbara hopes that you will enjoy her impressions of this fascinating country. VAS Little Treasures Exhibition Thursday 1 December - Tuesday 13 December 2016 No Opening...

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MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Media Release 18 November 2016  The Victorian Artists' Society Inaugural Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award The Victorian Artists' Society is set to announce the inaugural prestigious Victorian Artists' Society Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award next week at 7.00pm on Tuesday 22 November 2016. Sponsored by The Little Foundation, the Award honours the memory of Mavis Little - Lindy, Paul and David Little's mother, and her love of art and active involvement for over twenty-five years at the Victorian Artists' Society.  President of the Victorian Artists' Society, Eileen Mackley said Mavis...

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