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18th September, 2019

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2019 SPRING EXHIBITION


 
VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY
 
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2019 SPRING EXHIBITION
 
Saturday 14 September - Monday 30 September 2019
 
Viewing until 4.00pm Monday 30 September 2019
 
Galleries: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin
 
Last night the Victorian Artists Society held the official opening of the 2019 Spring Exhibition featuring the Gordon Moffatt Award, sponsored by Gordon Moffatt AM, and the Victorian Artists Society Spring Sculpture Award.
 
The judge for the 2019 Spring Exhibition was Peter Smales.
 
Jennifer Fyfe was announced as the Winner of the 2019 Spring Exhibition Gordon Moffatt Award for her artwork titled Dance of the Bricole.
 
Highly Commended Awards for the 2019 Spring Exhibition were presented to Ron Reynolds, Ray Wilson, Rosa Wong, Lisa Wang, Clive Sinclair and Mike Kowalski. 
 
The Spring Exhibition is a select exhibition of 2019, with voting going towards the $10,000 Victorian Artists Society Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award.
 
The Victorian Artists Society Spring Sculpture Award was presented to Robert House for his granite and marble sculpture titled 'Homage to Adam Cullen' .
 
Highly Commended Awards for the Spring Sculpture Award were presented to Anthony Kim and Ellen Jenkins.
 
Judge Peter Smales - Biography
Peter Smales was born in London in 1958 and arrived in Australia in 1966. He started painting in his early teens, receiving early encouragement from the watercolourist C. Dudley Wood and the well known portrait painter, Sir William Dargie. 
 
Peter holds classes from his home studio and local art societies.  He conducts workshops and painting demonstrations including paint-out days regularly. He judges many public art exhibitions and is a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters and the Victorian Artists Society.
 
Jennifer Fyfe, Winner of the 2019 Spring Exhibition Gordon Moffatt Award
for her work titled 'Dance of the Bricole', oil.
 
Winners and Highly Commended Award recipients for the 2019 Spring Exhibition
 
Back row from left: Rob House - winner of the VAS Sculpture Award; Clive Sinclair - Highly Commended Award recipient; Jennifer Fyfe, winner of the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Award and Peter Smales - Judge of the 2019 Spring Exhibition.
 
Front row from left: Rosa Wong - Highly Commended Award recipient; Lisa Wang - Highly Commended Award recipient; Anthony Kim - Highly Commended Award recipient and Ray Wilson - Highly Commended Award recipient.
 
Victorian Artists Society 2019 Spring Exhibition Highly Commended Artists artworks
 
 
Ron Reynolds, 'Silently flows the Yarra', oil
 
Ray Wilson, 'Native floral 1', oil
 
 
Lisa Wang, 'Final effort', oil
 
Clive Sinclair, ' Western Port', oil
 
 
Rosa Wong ' Clouds gathering in the middle of the summit but the peak is still clear',
Chinese ink on paper
 
Mike Kowalski, ' Mushroom reef backlit', oil
 
The Victorian Artists Society 2019 Spring Exhibition Sculpture Award
 
The Winner of the Victorian Artists Society 2019 Spring Exhibition Sculpture Award was Robert House for his sculpture titled ' Homage to Adam Cullen '.
 
Robert House, Winner of the Victorian Artists Society 2019 Spring Exhibition Sculpture Award for his work titled 'Homage to Adam Cullen,' g ranite and Italian marble.
 
Highly Commended Artists sculpture for the Victorian Artists Society 2019 Spring Exhibition Sculpture Award
 
 
Ellen Jenkins, '10 year drought', R aku
 
Anthony Kim, ' Unforgiving Summer', w ood
 
The Victorian Artists Society
430 Albert Street
East Melbourne
 
Tel: (03) 9662 1484
 
 
Gallery Viewing Hours
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
 
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