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6th August, 2017


Victorian Artists' Society August Exhibitions

Portrait Exhibition

Saturday 12 August - Tuesday 22 August 2017

Opening Tuesday 15 August at 7.00pm

Gallery: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin


This Annual Exhibition featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award and the Norma Bull Scholarship celebrates portraiture in all genres.  An inspiring array of talent by some of Victoria's emerging and established artists skilfully capture the human spirit.   

On Sunday 20 August, a 'Portrait Painters in Action' Open Day will feature portrait painters demonstrating the process of painting a portrait from life models.  


The Victorian Artists Society is pleased to present our annual Portrait Exhibition featuring the Nada Hunter Award. This Exhibition will have on display portraits done by various artists in a wide range of styles and media.

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. 

Nada Hunter was born in Donald in 1918 but spent most of her life in Camberwell. 

She 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 South East Asia.  Nada continued in this highly secretive work after the war in Intelligence Signals and Communications based at Albert Park.


Self Portrait - Rod Edelsten - Winner of the Nada Hunter Award for 2016


Portrait Painters In Action!

11.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 20 August 2017

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 the day for Portrait Painting and a light afternoon tea.

Sunday 20 August 2017 

11.00am to 4.00pm


2016 Portrait Painters in Action


Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship Award Exhibition

Saturday 12 August - Tuesday 22 August 2017

Opening Tuesday 15 August at 7.00pm

Gallery: Cato


Fiona O'Byrne - Portrait - 2015 Norma Bull Portrait Scholarship Award Winner 

This coveted biennial Art Prize is available for students working in the field of 'Naturalistic Portraiture' and is valued at $5,000. To enter, students must either be enrolled in an art course in a Tertiary Institute or a course of studies with an art school or qualified teachers recognised by the Trustee.

The scholarship is made available through the bequest of the late Norma Bull in accordance with the Deed of Trust of the late Norma Bull, Trustee: The Victorian Artists' Society. The winning portrait becomes the property of the Trustee.

Please join us for the opening and announcement of the 2017 Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship Winner.


Opening Hours:

10.00am - 4.00pm weekdays

1.00pm - 4.00pm weekends during Exhibitions

All Enquiries:

Victorian Artists' Society: 9662 1484 

Media Enquiries:

Ron Smith,  Victorian Artists' Society Councillor and Convenor of Communications -

Mobile: 0417 329 201