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Members Room April 2016

Victorian Artists' Society Walter Magilton Exhibition titled NO! NOT MORE BLOODY GUM TREES Member's Room Friday 1 April - Friday 29 April 2016 "I first became aware of this derogatory term years ago when one of our very important art critics was reviewing a typical Rotary type of weekend art show. No doubt he or she would rather have been visiting one of the trendy inner city commercial galleries, all a bit undignified. Still if its good enough for a group of French Belle epoch painters to be proud of the name Les Fauves a derogatory term such as "Bloody Gum trees" is good enough for me. I gre...

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Building Restoration Appeal

Launch of the Victorian Artists' Society Building Restoration Appeal in conjunction with the 2016 Contemporary Exhibition Awards Presentation As part of the launch of the Building Restoration Appeal, Frederick McCubbin's An Old Politician (1879) was exhibited at the Victorian Artists' Society for its first public viewing in 137 years. The painting has been held in a Private Collection. The Victorian Artists' Society sincerely thanks the family for the loan of the painting for the launch. David McCubbin, the great grandson of Frederick McCubbin, attended the media launch and the official openin...

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McCubbin Returns to VAS

The Victorian Artists' Society The Launch of the Building Restoration Appeal in conjunction with the 2016 Contemporary Awards Presentation 7.00pm Tuesday 22 March 2016 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne Eileen Mackley President Eileen Mackley, President, Victorian Artists' Society talks about the Building Restoration Appeal on YouTube. Click here for the interview.   Frederick McCubbin returns to the Victorian Artists' Society The only chance to see this original painting Frederick McCubbin's An Old Politician (1879) was one of the first works he sold. This painting will be exhibited for its fi...

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A Special Invitation March 2016

The Victorian Artists' Society A SPECIAL INVITATION The Launch of the Building Restoration Appeal In conjunction with the 2016 Contemporary Awards Presentation 7.00pm Tuesday 22 March 2016 The President's Message The Victorian Artists' Society has been blessed with the ownership of a wonderful historically significant, Heritage Listed building at 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne. The formation of the Society dates back to 1870 with an impressive alumni including some of our nation's most revered artists, such as Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, William Dargie...

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Shot In The Heart Of Melbourne

Victorian Artists' Society Shot In The Heart of Melbourne Exhibition Street Photography & Photojournalism Exhibition 3 March - 14 March 2016 Opening Night: 7.00pm Friday 4 March 2016 Frater, Hammond and McCubbin Galleries Capturing the city scene Now a regular feature on Melbourne's photography exhibition calendar, Shot in the Heart of Melbourne known as SITHOM, returns to the Victorian Artists' Society from 3-14 March 2016. John Holding, exhibitor and Chair of the volunteer team preparing for 2016, said SITHOM members are likeminded street photography fans. "Each year the exhibition builds on...

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March Exhibitions 2016

Victorian Artists' Society Upcoming March Exhibitions Ray Hewitt Exhibition - titled 'My Backyard' 1 March - 29 March 2016 Gallery: Members Room Ray Hewitt 'My Backyard' "This exhibition was put together from within a few kilometres of my home in Newport, ranging from the industrial to maritime. Living here all my life, the various aspects of the area and the play of light make a fascinating subject to produce as a painting. All the paintings are done 'plein air', and the painting times range from pre-dawn until dusk. Some paintings were from a 5.30am start until the run rose and changed the l...

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