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16th April, 2018

MARITIME OPENING 2018


Victorian Artists' Society

Maritime Exhibition


Thursday 19 April - Tuesday 1 May 2018

Opening: Thursday 19 April at 7pm

Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin

 

Duyfken - Walter Magilton

 

 

The Victorian Artists' Society annual Maritime Exhibition is a must for people  who appreciate boats, sailing and the spirit of the sea.

 

The Exhibition, filling the three upstairs galleries, will feature the Thomas Somerscales Trophy for the winning artwork. 

 

Featuring some of the Victorian Artists' Society most experienced and talented artists, this is an exhibition which captures the mood of the sea and boats at anchor to the spirit of the many bays and inlets from dusk to dawn. 

 

For collectors of maritime art this is an exhibition to enjoy.     

 

Thomas Somerscales Trophy 
The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist.

 

Thomas Jacques Somerscales (born 29 October 1842; died 27 June 1927) was an English teacher, sailor, and landscape and marine painter. He is also considered a Chilean painter as he began his career as an artist there. Many of his landscapes evoke the region and many of his marine paintings feature notable events in Chilean naval history and have become patriotic national icons in that country.


Some artworks featured in the 2017 Maritime Exhibition

 

Bring in the Catch - Meg Davoren-Honey OAM

 

 

Blue Retreat - Jon Lam

 
 

 

Anchor on Blue - Mary Hyde

 
 

 

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The Victorian Artists' Society

430 Albert Street, East Melbourne


Opening Hours

10am - 4pm weekdays
1pm - 4pm weekends during exhibitions

 

All Enquiries:

Victorian Artists' Society Office - (03) 9662 1484
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Ron Smith,  Victorian Artists' Society - Mobile: 0417 329 201