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21st February, 2017

Affordable Art Sale - Auction


Victorian Artists' Society

Collectors Snap Up Fifty Originals At
Historic Bargain Sale Opening

Monday 20 February 2017 - Tuesday 7 March 2017

Gallery: Cato

Collectors were quick to snap up over fifty art works within the first half hour of the Victorian Artists' Society's traditional Bargain Sale. A silent auction was conducted last night at the opening of the exhibition which has been held for the past forty seven years. 

Paintings, drawings and pastels from established and emerging artists, who are members of the Victorian Artists' Society, were quickly snapped up with some of the buyers purchasing more than one exhibit.

Collectors lining up to purchase artworks.

Eileen Mackley, President of the Victorian Artists' Society, said the annual Bargain Sale allows all of the 500 member artists to exhibit and sell their art works unframed. The exhibition will continue until 7 March 2017.  

Some of the landscape works on display at the Bargain Sale.

Subjects range from bush landscapes, maritime themes, still life and well known city land scapes of Melbourne all of which would be highly suitable for modern or period homes. This provides art lovers or people wanting to start a collection with the opportunity to purchase an established artist's work at a very competitive price.

The maritime theme also features in the exhibition.

The Bargain Sale exhibition also includes a number of country and bush landscapes.

The Victorian Artists' Society, with its beginnings in the 1870's, was formed to create a school for artists and a gallery where artists could exhibit and sell their works to support themselves financially.  Since that time thousands of artists, including some of Australia's most famous painters - Sir Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Walter Withers, Clara Southern and Sir William Dargie have all sold works from the Victorian Artists' Society's galleries. 

Some of the art works featured in the 2017 Historic Bargain Sale.

 

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