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Arthur Streeton's 150th Birthday Celebrations Click the link ABC AM National Program to listen to this morning's interviews. It was a case of a birthday cake amongst the easels, the palettes and brushes today as Artists at the Victorian Artists' Society celebrated the 150th birthday of one of the Society's most famous artists, Sir Arthur Streeton. Arthur Streeton, fondly known as "Smike" by friends and fellow artists, was a founding member of the Victorian Artists' Society Council in 1888, and as a member was a major exhibitor in the Society's Exhibitions.   The Friday Group of Painters with...

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Victorian Artists' Society April - May Exhibitions Paul Laspagis Exhibition  Friday 31 March 2017 - Friday 28 April 2017  Gallery: Members Room   Paul Laspagis Paul Laspagis has studied at the National Gallery School and has been working and exhibiting in Melbourne for forty years. He has been a member of the Victorian Artists' Society for twenty years. The exhibition is based on mostly drawings from the Wednesday night drawing class.   Female Figure - Paul Laspagis   Shifting Shapes that Connect Exhibition  Anita Bye and Gabriele Rohlje Wednesday 5 April - Thursday 13 April 2017 Opening: Sat...

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Victorian Artists' Society Contemporary Exhibition Opening, the Official Unveiling of the Restored Galleries and The Age Exhibition Dates: Saturday 25 March 2017 - Thursday 13 April 2017  The Victorian Artists' Society Galleries  Last night the Victorian Artists' Society celebrated the Official Unveiling of the Restored Galleries and the Contemporary Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation, sponsored by The George Hicks Foundation. Speaking at the opening, Victorian Artists' Society President, Eileen Mackley outlined the success of the renovation, which was finished just in time for the ope...

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Victorian Artists' Society Opens Heritage Renovation Artist David McCubbin, the great grandson of one of Australia's most famous artist's, Frederick McCubbin, a founding member of the Victorian Artists' Society in 1888, was on hand today to help reveal major heritage restorations which have transformed the historic building's famous galleries.   In 1888 was the amalgamation of the Australian Artists' Association with the Victorian Academy of Arts to form the Victorian Artists' Society. Frederick McCubbin acted as a Councillor of the Victorian Artists' Society from its inception, and was electe...

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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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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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