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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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Media Release 16 July 2016

Media Release 16 July 2016 Victorian Artist's Society Open House Melbourne Weekend Life Drawing Class Melburnians will be able to walk in the footsteps of Australia's most famous artists such Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers when the Victorian Artists' Society becomes part of the 2016 Melbourne Open House Weekend on 30 & 31 July 2016. The Society is using the weekend to reconnect with many former members, artists and descendants who may wish to share their experiences of the enjoyment and memories of the Victorian Artists' Society family. People can register...

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Coffee at The Victorian Artists' Society Victorian Artists' Society Tutor Gray Nichols and VAS Members on their way to class welcomed the new Victorian Artists' Society special Heritage Fundraising Coffee Mug   Victorian Artists' Society Heritage Fundraising Coffee Mug $15.00 Purchase direct at the Victorian Artists' Society Front Desk The Victorian Artists' Society 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne The perfect gift to share a memory or tell a personal story over your connection with the Victorian Artists' Society and at the same time help the Society to raise funds to restore its heritage bui...

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Packing Room Prize

Victorian Artists' Society Member Takes Off 2016 NSW Art Gallery Archibald Packing Room Prize Congratulations to Betina Fauvel-Ogden Betina Fauvel Ogden and George Calombaris and her winning portrait. Image courtesy ABC News: Sarah Hawke The Victorian Artists' Society has congratulated Betina Fauvel-Ogden from the Friday group of painters for her outstanding success of winning the prestigious NSW Art Gallery 2016 Archibald Packing Room Prize with her portrait of Australian chef and restaurateur George Calombaris. I am sure all members of the Victorian Artists' Society are extremely proud of Be...

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