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VAS OPEN DAY

Media Alert Portrait Painters in Action Victorian Artist Society 430 Albert St, East Melbourne   Media Briefing Sunday 21 August 1.00pm - 1.30 pm Afternoon tea provided   Melbournians will be able to see Victorian Artists' Society Portrait Painters bring their canvases alive painting a series of costume portraits including a French Maid, Spanish Dancer, Asian Princess, Fencing Master, Scottish Laird and a Medieval Swordsman. Eileen Mackley President of the Victorian Artists Society said the Portrait Painters in Action Day was one of the activities being undertaken by the society to provide th...

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Official Opening of the Portrait Exhibition

The Victorian Artist's Society Portrait Exhibition Opening Presenting the Nada Hunter Award Saturday 13 August - Tuesday 30 August 2016 Last night the 2016 Victorian Artists' Society annual Portrait Exhibition was officially opened by Bill Shannon, Chairman of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Eileen Mackley, President of the Victorian Artists' Society said the annual Portrait Exhibition features the prestigious Nada Hunter Award. "The 2016 Nada Hunter Award was presented to Ron Edelsten for his work titled Self Portrait. Nada Hunter was well known in artistic circles, especially through the Vict...

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VAS Portrait Exhibition

The Victorian Artist's Society Portrait Exhibition Featuring the Nada Hunter Award Saturday 13 August - Tuesday 30 August 2016 Opening - Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 7.00pm Viewing until Monday 29 August 2016 at 4.00pm One hundred and eleven entries have been received for the 2016 Victorian Artists' Society annual Portrait Exhibition featuring the prestigious Nada Hunter Award. Nada Hunter was well known in artistic circles, especially through the Victorian Artists' Society to whom she left several legacies for the benefit of artists. Nada Hunter was born in Donald in 1918 but spent most of her l...

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Building Restoration Grant

The Victorian Artist's Society The announcement of the Eileen and Hylton Mackley Building Restoration Grant. At the Victorian Artists' Society Council meeting held on Wednesday 10 August 2016, the following motion was passed at the meeting: "That the Victorian Artists' Society Council on behalf of all present and future members as well as the wider community, express its gratitude to Eileen and Hylton Mackley for their outstanding donation of $500,000 to assist in the restoration of the Victorian Artists' Society building for the future generation of artists. That the Council also recognises t...

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Artists' Greeting Cards

Artists' Greeting Cards to Raise Building Restoration Funds The Victorian Artists' Society Greeting Cards   Make your thoughts for family and friends special with an original card from the Victorian Artists' Society with a collection of beautiful images from the Permanent Collection and our artists who have donated their talents to help us raise funds for the restoration of the Victorian Artists' Society Heritage Buidling. Cost for the Victorian Artists' Society Greeting Cards: $5 per card or $20 for five cards. Greeting cards may be ordered by telephoning the Victorian Artists' Society office...

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Over 1500 Melburnians

Victorian Artists' Society Attracts Over 1500 visitors on Melbourne Open House Weekend Over 1500 Melburnians have walked in the footsteps of Australia's most famous artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers using the 2016 Melbourne Open House Weekend to visit the historic Victorian Artists' Societys built in 1892. Visitors to the heritage listed building, locaeted at 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne, listed the historic artist studio as a major point of interest where thousands of Melbourne artists have learnt to paint and draw and enjoy the social ac...

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