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PUT SOME COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE

Put some colour in your life join Victorian Artists Society Unlock your creative talents, at the Victorian Artists Society in a friendly atmosphere and surrounded by the history and heritage of Australia's greatest artists such as Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and others call 96621484, www.victorianartistssociety.com.au. 

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ARTHUR STREETON'S 150TH BIRTHDAY

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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VAS RESTORATION EXPOSED

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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Victorian Artists Society

The Victorian Artists' Society the building, the artists and the characters. Opened on 27 May 1892, the Victorian Artists' Society with Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Walter Withers and many others who worked in the art studio of the building, provided the foundation stone of Australian art. Within these walls tens of thousands of artists from all walks of life have learnt to paint, draw and sculpt.  The building became the home of Dame Nellie Melba's Conservatorium with the upper gallery used for debut performances. The building is now undergoing major restoration. It is...

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Victorian Artists Society Heritage Renovation Update

  The Victorian Artists’ Society in Albert Street, East Melbourne, formed in 1870 to provide artists from all walks of life with a place to learn and exhibit their work, has announced a $1.5 million restoration program to ensure the building and Society’s ongoing contribution to Victoria’s next generation of artists. Eileen Mackley, President of the Victorian Artists’ Society said, commencing with a grant from the Government for the establishment of an art room in 1898, artists raised funds supplemented with private donations to construct the current building. For over one hundred and th...

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Victorian Artists' Society Launches Heritage Renovation

“There is no other place in Australia where you can stand and be surrounded with the spirit and history of the beginnings of Australia’s Art.” A BRIEF HISTORY The Victorian Artists’ Society had its beginnings in 1870 when a small group of artists and lay persons met in magistrate James Robertson’s house at Blessington Street, St. Kilda, to form the Victorian Academy of the Arts – the direct ancestor of the VAS. Among the founders were Louis Buvelot, J A Panton, Thomas Clark and Hubert de Castella. This heavyweight group were instrumental in not only securing the Crown Land Grant on which our...

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