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Membership advantages

Members of the Victorian Artists' Society enjoy many benefits, such as:

Member Exhibitions

Members may take part in a number of exclusive exhibitions, including AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING and Artist of the Year. Selection criteria apply, as artworks are chosen by the Council.

Quarterly Newsletter

Keep up to date with exhibition dates, workshops, paint out days, social functions and articles, and other member benefits. Available in print or via email.

VAS Art School

Offering 18 classes throughout the year, the Victorian Artists’ Society hosts some of Australia’s top artists and tutors. Classes are available to members at discounted prices, and are suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to master painter.

Life and Portrait Group

Three untutored sessions a week are available for those who love to draw the human form. No booking is required and money can be paid to the class monitor on the day. Discounted prices apply for members.

Lectures and Demonstrations

Enjoy first priority access to special events with artists demonstrating techniques in painting and drawing.

Plein Air Painting Days and Trips

Experience the joy of Plein Air painting in the company of like minded people. A perfect way to keep a visual artists’ diary. These events are exclusive to members.


Workshops take place during holiday breaks. These courses take place over several days, where students can learn from some of the best Australian artists. Suitable for beginners through to advanced painters. Discounted prices apply for members.

Gallery Hire

Our 4 beautiful public galleries are available to members at a reduced rate. There is also a members’ exclusive gallery available for hire.

Other Benefits

Members benefit from many other great opportunities:

Selling your art at exhibitions

Special events

Weekend painting trips

Voting rights in member exhibitions


How do I become a member?

The Victorian Artists Society membership is an annual subscription which runs from January to December.

It is very easy to become a member of the Victorian Artists Society.  We have a convenient online system, which allows you to join and pay online at anytime of day.  Simply click here and follow the instructions on the home page of our online system.  You may also contact the office on 03 9662 1484.  We look forward to receiving your membership soon.

City Members: $170 plus $50 joining fee = $220

Country Members and Interstate Members: $145 plus $50 joining fee = $195

Young Artist Membership

A reduced membership is available to young artists aged 25 and under. The cost is $40 per annum, no joining fee required.