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Victorian Artists Society

Join this Vicfix campaign to restore century-old articles on Melbourne's academy for painters

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About the Victorian Artists Society

Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin – almost every notable Australian painter from the late 19th to early 20th centuries was associated with the Victorian Artists Society on Eastern Hill. The society has been part of Melbourne's cultural life for nearly 150 years and is synonymous with its handsome American Romanesque building, which opened in 1892.

Historic newspaper reports detail the construction of the society's headquarters and provide unusually opinionated critiques of the highly anticipated annual exhibitions held in the new galleries: 'After the dance (No. 62), perhaps the less said the better. Alma Tadema is a very difficult man to follow.'

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Victorian Artists Society

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