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VAS GOES TO PARLIAMENT

Victorian Artists' Society Goes To Parliament House The Victorian Parliament today saw one of the quietest demonstrations in its history when ten members of the Victorian Artists' Society took to the famous steps to paint and sketch the historic building and streetscapes of Melbourne.   Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, Hon Martin Foley MP (centre) joins members of the Victorian Artists' Society at Parliament House following the painting session. Left: Ron Smith; Ted Dansey;  Victorian Artists' Society President, Eileen Mackley; Barbara McManus, Liz Moore Golding; Julian Bruere and...

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VAS RESTORATION EXPOSED

Victorian Artists' Society Restoration Exposed  The opening of the Victorian Artists' Society on 27 May 1892 was described as the most important event connected with art in the history of our colony. With the Society approaching its 150th Anniversary in three years, a major $1.5 million  privately funded restoration and upgrading of services in the building is well underway, with the Victorian Artists' Society having raised $850,000. Currently  to finish the restoration of this heritage building, another $650 000  is needed  to complete the project to be able to hand the building over to futu...

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Affordable Art Sale - Auction

Victorian Artists' Society Collectors Snap Up Fifty Originals At Historic Bargain Sale Opening Monday 20 February 2017 - Tuesday 7 March 2017 Gallery: Cato Collectors were quick to snap up over fifty art works within the first half hour of the Victorian Artists' Society's traditional Bargain Sale. A silent auction was conducted last night at the opening of the exhibition which has been held for the past forty seven years.  Paintings, drawings and pastels from established and emerging artists, who are members of the Victorian Artists' Society, were quickly snapped up with some of the buyers pur...

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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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