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29th March, 2017


Victorian Artists' Society

Contemporary Exhibition Opening, the Official Unveiling of the Restored Galleries and The Age

Exhibition Dates:
Saturday 25 March 2017 - Thursday 13 April 2017 
The Victorian Artists' Society Galleries 

Last night the Victorian Artists' Society celebrated the Official Unveiling of the Restored Galleries and the Contemporary Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation, sponsored by The George Hicks Foundation.

Speaking at the opening, Victorian Artists' Society President, Eileen Mackley outlined the success of the renovation, which was finished just in time for the opening with lighting being calibrated in the afternoon and advised that the Victorian Artists' Society has already started planning for stage two of the restoration including a lift.  

During the evening there was a special operatic performance by Rebecca Bode.

The Victorian Artists' Society was pleased to have Godwin Bradbeer as the Judge for The George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition. 

Contemporary Exhibition Judge Godwin Bradbeer

Judge Godwin Bradbeer - Artist Profile
Godwin Bradbeer is a Melbourne based artist with a reputation for intense and large scale figurative drawing. 

His work is included within the collections of the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of N.S.W., the Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House, Canberra, the Archive of Humanist Art, Commonwealth Art Bank, Lim lip Museum, Korea, Korean Art Institute, the University of Western Carolina, U.S.A. and other institutional collections nationally and internationally.

The Contemporary Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation was sponsored by The George Hicks Foundation. Paul Thomas Hicks, grandson of Mr George Hicks, spoke on behalf of the Foundation and presented the Awards.

Winner of the Contemporary Exhibition Erica Wagner with Paul Thomas Hicks of The George Hicks Foundation.

Watching the Water Erica Wagner 2017 Winner

Winner of The George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition - Erica Wagner.
Highly Commended: Margaret Gurney; Raelene Sharp; Clive Sinclair; Ian Wilson and Jo Reitze.

Left: Meg Davoren Honey; Judge Godwin Bradbeer; Highly Commended recipients - Margaret Gurney; Raelene Sharp; Clive Sinclair; Ian Wilson and Jo Reitze; Erica Wagner - 2017 Winner; Paul Thomas Hicks, Grandson of George Hicks from The George Hicks Foundation and Eileen Mackley, President, Victorian Artists' Society following the Awards Presentation.


The Age 29 March 2017

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