Gallery Open 11:30am to 4:30pm

Weekends, Australia Day, Labour Day, Good Friday and the Monday after Easter
Proudly supported by Parks Victoria

Friday 17 December 2021

Your invitation to the 2022 Herring Island Summer Arts Festival


The 17th Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

The 17th Herring Island Summer Arts Festival will run on weekends and public holidays from 15th January to 18th April 2022.

There will be three exhibitions in the series:

The Association of Sculptors of Victoria exhibition "Zoom Out"  runs from 15th January to 6th February

The Valley Potters' "Shaping Earth" runs from 12th February to 27th February

The Contemporary Art Society Inc offers The National Exhibition of A4 Artwork from 5th March to 18th April 2022.

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Your invitation to Opening of A4 ART AUSTRALIA National Exhibition 2021 at Herring Island Gallery


Your invitation to...
A4 Art Australia... 2021
An initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.

A National exhibition of A4-sized artworks in an astounding range of styles and subjects
- a delight to the eye and the imagination!

The President and Committee of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria warmly invites you to join with us for refreshments at the OPENING of our eighth annual A4 Art Australia coming up soon on Saturday 6 MARCH between 12 noon and 2pm at the Herring Island Gallery, Melbourne. Our exhibition celebrates the diversity of contemporary art produced by artists from all across the states and territories of Australia. Over 200 artists have contributed to the colourful, enchanting and imaginative exhibition of over 600 affordable artworks in our show. All for sale! Something to suit every home, or the perfect gift.

If you can't make it to the opening, there are plenty of opportunities to see the show because it is on for 5 weekends until 5 April (see the list of dates below).

A downloadable A4 invitation is available on our website HERE - please circulate the invitation (or this email) to your friends, family and colleagues. We encourage you to come along to the opening with family, friends and art-lovers in your circle. #A4ArtAustralia

Help us spread the word by printing out the A4 invitation (colour or B&W) and giving to friends or put it up at your local library, art suppliers, shops or community notice boards, or post on your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc). Bring your friends/family to the show!

Official opening and exhibition launch:
Saturday 6 March, 12 noon to 2pm
at the Herring Island Gallery on Herring Island in inner-city South Yarra, Melbourne.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Robert Lee president of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. The exhibition is proudly supported by Parks Victoria.

• There will be over 600 original A4-sized artworks and sculptures on show, covering almost every imaginable subject, and created in a wide range of media including - acrylic, aquatint, bronze, charcoal, collage, crayon, digital print, enamel, etching, gouache, graphite, ink, linocut, mixed media, oil pastel, pastel, pen, pencil, photography, polymer, textile & watercolour!

The exhibition is showing on the following dates:
MARCH: Saturday 6, Sunday 7, Monday 8
Saturday 13, Sunday 14,
Saturday 20, Sunday 21 March,
Saturday 27, Sunday 28,
APRIL: Good Friday 2, Saturday 3, Sunday 4,
Easter Monday 5 April 2021

• This exhibition is part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.

• Check out our TWITTER and our Instagram and Facebook feeds for more info.

Herring Island Gallery hours: 11.30am to 4.30pm on opening days only (on the above dates)

How to get there? Go to for directions.

Herring Island really is an island - it's in the middle of the Yarra River! Access is only by boat or punt. Catch the FREE Parks Victoria punt service from Como Landing, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra (Melway Ref 2MC2 - near Kanteen Café). The Punt runs 11am to 5pm on exhibition days.

• All artworks exhibited in A4 Art Australia 2021 will also be displayed on the CAS website-gallery during and after the exhibition. You can order and pay for your artworks (if unsold/available) online via our web gallery.

Thursday 18 February 2021

Valley Potters Exhibition Open to the Public this Weekend

 You waited a week longer for this - and now the gallery will be open and ready for you to view the Valley Potters exhibition on Herring Island.

11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Preview the exhibition here. You can find out how to get to Herring Island here

We will have Covid safe provisions in place so please bring your mask for inside the gallery.

Monday 15 February 2021

Valley Potters off to a Late Start

Allison Duckworth
 The best laid plans can come unstuck in such uncertain times. Here is a glimpse of the work that is ready for the Valley Potters opening on Herring Island. Here's hoping we can enjoy them in real life soon.

Friday 12 February 2021


 Due to the lock down to prevent transmission of Covid19 Herring Island Gallery will be closed on the weekend 13th and 14th February. Please come back to us for further information as we can let you know.

Monday 8 February 2021

Valley Potters are next on Herring Island

Opening on 13th February the Valley Potters bring you ceramics ranging from small functional works through to large sculptural pieces. There are many different and unique treatments of clay, surfaces, textures and glazes: indeed, something for everyone.

Lee Goller ceramics
Lee Goller ceramics

On the first day of the exhibition we will offer COVID19 safe hospitality in the courtyard. Also under COVID19 restrictions visitors to the gallery are requested to register - either using the QR code with your smartphone or paper registrations. Records will be retained for 28 days only. Masks will be worn in the gallery but are not required in the courtyard.