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31st July, 2018

AUGUST EXHIBITIONS 2018


Victorian Artists' Society
August Exhibitions

Dandelion's Dream - Sanja Kacar

Wednesday 8 August - Tuesday 14 August 2018

Opening: Saturday 11 August at 6.30pm

Gallery: Hammond

Dandelion's Dream - Sanja Kacar

This exhibition features the original artwork of Sanja Kacar. Most of her work is oil on canvas, but she also finds the world of drawing equally mesmerizing.

Her work is bursting with luminosity, lines, abstract shapes, images and creatures that emerge from a mysterious, unknown realm.

Sanja is also a poet, the published author of four bilingual books of poetry, and some of her poetry will feature during the Opening Night.

"Life itself is a big frame. Our task is to create the most beautiful, liberating and colourful pictures in it while we are on this earth. The frame is demanded by time. We cannot control, or oppose it but imagination is ours. Timeless and endless."

Sanja Kacar

Woman in the Glass

 
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Chinese Painting Exhibition - Fei 'Jeff' Teng

Wednesday 8 August - Tuesday 14 August 2018

Opening: Sunday 12 August at 2pm

Galleries: Frater and McCubbin

 

Fei 'Jeff' Teng - Air of Vibrant

 
Australia-China Painting and Calligraphy Art Exchange Association

The Association was founded in 2015 by renowned professional artist, Teng Fei, an Australian Chinese.  He is also a senior Chinese language media personage. He participated in national, Shanghai and eastern European painting exhibitions from the 1950s to the 1960s and won several prizes.

Teng Fei is currently Vice President of the world Chinese Language Media Association and the International Federation of Chinese journalists, as well as President of the Australian Chinese News Agency.

The Australia-China Painting and Calligraphy Exchange Association is the only representative of Chinese painting and calligraphy registered in Australia that is valued by the Chinese Artists Association.  In recent years, it has hosted four international painting and calligraphy exhibitions jointly organised by Australia and China and nearly ten co-organised exhibitions jointly organised by China.

The Association is a bridge for the exchange of painting and calligraphy artists between Australia and China.

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Victorian Artists' Society Portrait Exhibition

Saturday 18 August - Tuesday 28 August 2018

Opening: Tuesday 21 August at 7pm

Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin

 

The Victorian Artists Society is pleased to present the annual Portrait Exhibition featuring the Nada Hunter Award.  

 

Nada Hunter 1918-2005

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. 

 

Born in Donald in 1918 but spent most of her life in Camberwell in Melbourne. Nada studied for a year at the Teachers College, University of Melbourne and joined the WAAF at the outbreak of WW2 in 1939.  She was engaged as an intelligence analyst throughout SE Asia.  She continued in this highly secretive work after the war in Intelligence Signals and Communications based at Albert Park.

 

Nada's paintings are full of spontaneity and her joyous high keyed palate places her firmly in the modernist movement.  She was a regular exhibitor with the Victorian Artists' Society from 1952 and member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors since 1982. 
Source: Bridget McDonnell Gallery

 

The Victorian Artists' Society Portrait Exhibition will have on display portraits done by various artists in a wide range of styles and media.

Gwendoline Krumins - Peter
Winner 2017 Portrait Exhibition
Nada Hunter Award 

 

Victorian Artists' Society Portrait Painters In Action

Special Event

Sunday 26 August 2018 11am - 4pm

During the Portrait Exhibition we will also be having our Portrait Painters In Action event.

Portrait painters will be demonstrating the process of painting a portrait from life models.

Please join us on Sunday 26 August to view the portrait painting and enjoy a light afternoon tea.

Barbara McManus using pastels to create a portrait of Tracey at the 2017 Portrait Painters in Action event.

 

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Visual Perceptions - Gregory Smith

Major Collection

Thursday 30 August - Tuesday 11 September 2018

Opening: Friday 31 August at 7pm

Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin

Gregory Smith - The Porcelain Birds

 
Gregory Smith's 42nd Solo Exhibition will display recent oils executed during the past 12 months.

Subjects include still life, florals, portraits, interiors and landscapes. As a tonal realist working always direct from life the constant lesson is at hand when painting. Despite the motif the lesson is always to gain more visual knowledge to attempt to capture some of the overall essence of the subject.

This Exhibition clearly presents his journey so far in his quest to grow hence the title 'Visual Perceptions'.

Highlights from Visual Perceptions - Gregory Smith

Wednesday 12 September - Tuesday 18 September 2018

No Opening

Gallery: Cato