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20th April, 2018

MARITIME OPENING NIGHT 2018


Victorian Artists' Society

Maritime Exhibition Official Opening


Thursday 19 April - Tuesday 1 May 2018

Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin

 

Click HERE to view the Maritime Exhibition video

 

Winner Thomas Somerscales Trophy - Ted Dansey - Splitsail Barges

 

 

The Victorian Artists' Society officially opened the annual Maritime Exhibition last night and Ted Dansey won the Thomas Somerscales Trophy for his watercolour titled Splitsail Barges. 

 

Two Highly Commended Awards were also announced last night.
Highly Commended Award: Ron Reynolds, Working Boats Footscray Docks, oil painting

Highly Commended Award: Mary Hyde, Dawn, oil painting  

 

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

 

The Exhibition will continue in the upstairs galleries until Tuesday 1 May 2018.     

 

Thomas Somerscales

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.

View the some of the artworks featured in the 2018 Maritime Exhibition

 

Click HERE to view the Maritime Exhibition video

 

 

Highly Commended Ron Reynolds

Working Boats Footscray Docks
Oil painting

 

Highly Commended Mary Hyde

Dawn 
Oil painting

 
 

 

 

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430 Albert Street, East Melbourne


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