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16th November, 2017



Upcoming Exhibitions for November and December

Victorian Artists' Society 

Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition
and the Sculptor of the Year Award

Saturday 18 November - Tuesday 5 December 2017

Opening: Tuesday 21 November at 7.00pm

Gallery: Frater, Hammond & McCubbin


Moments In Our Timeless Land - Louise Foletta

Thursday 16 November -  Tuesday 28h November 2017

Opening: Thursday 16 November at 6.30pm

Gallery: Cato

Louise Foletta Artist's Statement

The paintings in this exhibition are mainly from contrasting locations, one the atmospheric seacoast, the other the dry spring-studded north central desert of South Australia.  

The exhibition features works from my painting trips to the South Coast of NSW, Tathra/ Wapengo area including Bithry Inlet, and my recent trip to the Marree Lake Eyre South region, in the Arabunna Lands, conducted by Aboriginal Elder Reg Dodd. Read more HERE.

Arabunna II - Louise Foletta



Victorian Artists' Society Little Treasures

Wednesday 29 November -  Tuesday 12 December 2017

No Opening

Gallery: Cato

Leucospermum - Ray Wilson


With Christmas fast approaching this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift.

The Cato Gallery walls will be filled with original art works by Australian artists.

Come along and find a little treasure for that someone special.


Hope: Robe to Riches -

Norma Sullivan, David Chen, Hugh Foster, Jo Sullivan, Gwendoline Krumins and Clive Sinclair

Wednesday 6 December -  Tuesday 12 December 2017

Opening: Friday 8 December at 6.30pm

Gallery: Hammond & McCubbin

The paintings, drawings, illustrations and videos in this Exhibition tell the story of the journey of Mei Ling - a 19 year old Chinese woman who travelled from Southern China to the goldfields of Victoria in Australia in 1857.

Each piece in the Exhibition depicts a scene of significance for Mei Ling and the 14,000 others who walked 440 kilometres across an unforgiving, alien Australian landscape to find a better life.

The Artists

David Chen: Internationally respected, award-winning artist. David's work has been exhibited in China, France, The National Gallery of Victoria and The United Nations Conference. Based in Melbourne David is an art educator and academic who offers master classes in painting and drawing. Through minimal yet eloquent use of stroke, colour and grey tone, David creates a mystical quality whereby viewers feel they are glimpsing the hidden worlds of dreams and memories.

Clive Sinclair: Member of the Melbourne Twenty Artist Society, Clive is a world renowned landscape artist. He specializes in atmospheric, impressionistic, open-air painting.

Gwendoline Krumins: Signatory member and teacher at the Victorian Artists' Society since 1976. Gwen owns her own art school and travels the world working from life whenever possible. Painting since a very young age, Gwen now has a large student base and social media following.

Hugh Foster: Hugh is building a professional career as a painter. Hugh has a great eye for light and colour and spends much of his time in the Victorian rural region capturing and bringing to life everyday images.

Norma Sullivan: Norma has exhibited her work in art shows around Victoria. Norma is a prolific and passionate painter who captures scenes and translates them into vibrant stories on canvas. A career anthropologist, Norma is interested in people and the tales behind the painting.

Joanne Sullivan: Joanne specializes in digital "Paint Stories". Joanne is an artist and designer who creates time lapse video of paintings in progress, then overlays these with audio, music and other visual materials to create mini-multimedia offerings for the social-mobile platform. Each one tells a story.

Autumn - David Chen


Two Boys - Clive Sinclair


Panning for Gold

Gwendoline Krumins


Campfire - Hugh Foster


Shipwreck  - Norma Sullivan


Landing in Robe - Jo Sullivan


Victorian Artists' Society Opening Hours:

10.00am - 4.00pm weekdays

1.00pm - 4.00pm weekends during Exhibitions

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