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Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour

The Watercolour Society of Victoria celebrates 50 years


This exhibition will showcase a stellar collection of watercolour artists.  Exhibitors include Robert Wade OAM, Tony Smibert, Joseph Zbukvic, David Taylor, Amanda Hyatt, Herman Pekel, Julian Bruere, Ross Patterson, Marc Folly, Eudes Correia, Alvaro Castagnet, Chien Chung Wei and Thomas Schaller.  This is a rare opportunity to view such variety of painting styles and add to your collection. Celebrated early members of the WSV such as John Borrack, Kath Ballard and Kenneth Jack (AM) will also be on display. 
17 - 27 May 2024
Victorian Artists Society,
430 Albert Street East Melbourne
10 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri 
11am - 4 pm Sat and Sun 
Ev Hales Luminous Interview 774
00:00 / 07:40

Program of Events

Come and enjoy watching how these exceptional artists have mastered the medium of watercolour. No bookings are necessary.
1. Artist Demonstrations
Saturday and Sunday from1-3pm
  • It Hao Pheh - Sat 18 May
  • Amanda Hyatt - Sun 19 May
  • Julian Bruere - Sat 25 May 
  • David Taylor - Sun 26 May
2. Artist walks and talks
  • 11am Tues 21 May by Ev Hales  Exhibiting artist, president of the WSV and experienced art educator.
  • 11am Thurs 23 May by Angela Wharton Gallery guide for the National Gallery of Victoria for 20 years. 
Wheel chair accessible
3. En Plein Air Demonstrations
As part of the exhibition festivities you can watch watercolour artists paint cityscapes in the CBD.  A truly fascinating medium, enjoy watching the process live.

  • Ben Winspear - Mon 20  May - Princess Bridge 
  • Norman Hanson - Tues 21 May - Near Parliament Station, Cnr Nicholson/Albert St
  • Nina Volk - Wed 22 May - 10am Princess Bridge
  • Patricia Mirabile - Wed 22 May - Outside St Patrick Cathedral 
  • Colin Peel - Thurs 23 May -  Near Parliament Station, Cnr Nicholson/Albert St
  • Neil McIrvine - Fri 24 May - Melbourne Central/La Trobe St 
Exhibition  Catalogue

A full catalogue of works, including a history of the Watercolour Society of Victoria, is available for purchase at the exhibition or can be ordered ($20 plus P/H). 

For an online summary click here
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Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants 
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