To be held in the historic "North Park Mansion"
St Columbans Mission, "North Park Mansion", 69 Woodland Street, Essendon
The North Park Mansion was built in 1888 and is a heritage listed treasure; originally the home of Alexander McCracken, renowned brewer and sportsman. This gorgeous building is of significant architectural, historic, and aesthetic importance as a pioneering example of the Queen Anne Revival domestic architecture in Australia.
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The MVAS will be held in 2020 from 17-19 April 2020
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Female Figure Study 9 - Linda Robertson
"I've chosen this work as our best in show as this pastel drawing shows an intimate knowledge of the human figure, is full of life, movement and fluidity. And those searching lines just kept drawing me in on an exploratory journey. Superb work and well deserved Linda." - Ben WinspearRead more...
Painted Hills Beauty - Linda Trinick
"While there are many fine works in oil here in the exhibition - this work just kept drawing me back for a second, third and fourth look. The simple, almost geometric abstract construction of the landscape combined with the colours create a landscape that intrigues me, making me want to know more. To me all that a good work of art should. Well done Linda" - Ben WinspearRead more...
Red Roof Farmhouse - Jue Wu
"I just loved this watercolour from the moment I saw it! That stark of white on the wall of the farmhouse in the sun. Beautifully and loosely painted with skill and sensitivity - great combination of wet and dry watercolour and clean colours. A lovely work that invites you in." - Ben WinspearRead more...
Swan Goose - Nola Jones
"This little gem quietly caught my eye, As an artist who has painted a lot of the natural world I know how difficult it can be to capture something of the essence of the subject. Nola has certainly done that here - using her skills as a draftswoman to make for an engaging little work. Nicely framed too!" - Ben WinspearRead more...
Inner Beauty - Callum Graham
"Intriguing, mysterious and challenging - a good combination of oil paint plus scratching back in this little work, combined with almost random placement of colour patches makes you look past the surface - to search for the inner beauty, I like it!" - Ben Winspear
Ted Dansey - Levington Yc
"A skilfully executed watercolour. In a few limited colours and a good combination of water and dry brush strokes all came together to create a painting that keeps you coming back to explore. I can almost taste the salty air and hear those seagulls. Made me want to go out and get fish and chips. Well done Ted." - Ben Winspear