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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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Studio Play - Annie Finkelde

Victorian Artists' Society August Exhibition Studio Play Annie Finkelde Saturday 30 July - Wednesday 31 August 2016 Members Gallery Pears - Annie Finkelde   Studio Play - and how it promotes freedom from focussing on the finished product. Annie Finkelde is one of the teacher/artists at the Victorian Artists' Society. She takes the Thursday morning Mixed Media Class (which really means you can paint with any media you like and learn lots of other things if you choose to). She is well known for her large oil paintings where she likes to play with intricacies of light upon nature. But in her stud...

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Open House Melbourne Weekend

Victorian Artists' Society Melbourne Open House Weekend Victorian Artists' Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne Melburnians will be able to walk in the footsteps of Australia's most famous artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers, original members of the Victorian Artists' Society formed in 1874, on Saturday and Sunday when the Victorian Artists' Society beomes part of the 2016 Melbourne Open House Weekend. The Victorian Artists' Society   Friday Group Painters   Highlights of the weekend are a number of life size historic photos of the artists...

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Tribute to Sir William Dargie

The Victorian Artists' Society for all who love ART! Victorian Artists' Society Tribute to Sir William Dargie Life Member of Victorian Artists' Society On July 26 2003 Sir William Dargie a life member of the Victorian Artists' Society passed away. He was one of Austalia's most extraordinary artists winning the Archibald Prize a record eight times. Sir William Dargie and his 1954 portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II   Launch of the Sir William Dargie Collection By Senator The Hon. Rod Kemp Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport InfoZone Melbourne Museum 27 February 2002 Corporal Jim Gordon V.C....

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Meet the Friday Painters Group

Special Bulletin Meet the Friday Painters Group Started in the early 1970s, the Friday Painters Group at Vic Arts holds a special place in the Society's history as one of the most continuous groups producing high quality art works. The Group includes VAS Teachers, VAS Artists of the Year and recently the Group was honoured when one of its members, Betina Fauvel-Ogden, won the 2016 Archibald Packing Room Prize. Next Friday the Friday Painters will be be joined by Frederick McCubbin's great grandson David McCubbin, a talented artist, to help promote the 2016 Melbourne Open House Weekend. Meet th...

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July & August Exhibitions

Victorian Artists' Society July - August Exhibitions The Imagery of Time and the Light Flowing Mr Chen Hui Wednesday 20 July - Tuesday 26 July 2016 Opening: Wednesday 20 July at 6.00pm Gallery: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin Chen Hui is a professor in Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University. He is a Ph.D. supervisor, and serves as Dean of the Basic Teaching & Research Group. His works have been exhibited in a myriad of important exhibitions including the following: Asian Art Biennale, International Fine Arts Biennial Exhibition in Beijing, the 2nd "Golden Color" Prize of Chinese Artwor...

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