Victorian Artists Society

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Victorian Artists Society established in 1856 in Melbourne, Australia promotes artistic education and exhibition in Australia. Fore-runner of the Victorian Academy of Arts, founded in 1870. In 1888 the Australian Artist's Association amalgamated with the Victorian Academy of Arts to form the Victorian Artists Society. Past presidents include Frederick McCubbin

The premises at 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, were erected for the society in 1888, enlarged in 1892 and modernised in 1953. Facilities include four Galleries, teaching studio, members room, officers and other ancillary facilities.

Membership is restricted to 1000 and that figure was reached in 1979. membership is open to all persons interested in the fine arts, with the emphasis on practicing artists.

Regular classes are held in various media which are open to members and non-members.

Five regular echibitions are held annually. these include the seasonal Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Exhibitions, with a Special Award Exhibition usually held in November.

References

Germaine Max - Artists and Galleries of Australia (1984) Boolarong Publications

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