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Sunday 26 February 2023

Your invitation to Opening of A4 ART AUSTRALIA National Exhibition 2023 at Herring Island Gallery

 Your invitation to Opening of A4 ART AUSTRALIA National Exhibition 2023 at Herring Island Gallery

 Your invitation to...

A4 Art Australia... 2023
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 tenth annual A4 Art Australia coming up soon on Saturday 4 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 193 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 6 weekends until 10 April (see the list of dates below).

A downloadable A4 invitation is available on our website HERE . 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 5 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, etching, ceramic, charcoal, collage, cyanotype, digital art, found objects, gold leaf, gouache, inks, linocuts, lace, mixed media, monoprints, oils, paper cuts, pastel, photography, pens & pencils, prints, stitching and textiles, and watercolours.

The exhibition is showing on the following dates:
Saturday 4, Sunday 5, 
Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Labour Day Monday 13, 
Saturday 18, Sunday 19,
Saturday 25, Sunday 26 March, 
& Saturday 1, Sunday 2, 
Good Friday 7, Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Easter Monday 10 April 2023

• 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 CafĂ©). The Punt runs 11am to 5pm on exhibition days.

• All artworks exhibited in A4 Art Australia 2023 will also be displayed on the CAS website-gallery during and after the exhibition. All 2 Dimensional Artworks can be purchased online, & posted anywhere in Australia (unframed) with free postage, for the same catalogue price, up to the 30th June 2023.

Wednesday 8 February 2023

"Fired Earth" Exhibition Next on Herring Island

 The Valley Potters exhibition of contemporary ceramics runs from 11 February to 26 February 2023 - see the details below.

ceramics by Betty Mitlan

"Fired Earth"

The exhibition will be opened

Between 12 and 2pm on
11 February 2023

The exhibition is open from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm on the weekends of
11, 12 | 18, 19 | 25, 26 February

The Valley Potters look forward to meeting you at the exhibition.

‘Fired Earth' we feel is very fitting for Valley Potters Inc exhibition at
Herring Island, the range of beautiful ceramic artworks, many which are pit
fired, are created by our wonderful clay community to be shared with the

Each of the thirteen exhibiting artists derives inspiration for their work from different places, such as their surroundings, their loves, their passions and their imagination. As each pair of hands has different experiences and works with the malleable clay in their own way, each piece is unique and holds a piece of the artists DNA and soul within it.

This exhibition is made up of works from Valley Potters artists and includes sculptural, functional and decorative pieces. The artists use a variety of making and firing techniques to create their work including hand building, wheel throwing, primitive firing, gas and electric firing.

Valley Potters Inc. began in 1978 and have drawn members from across Victoria of varying backgrounds, ages and experience. They pride themselves to be inclusive of new and old members alike. They exhibit and hold workshops throughout the year, open to all members.

It is a true pleasure for our group to be a part of the Herring Island Summer Festival once again, and to showcase the collection of so many talented local ceramic artists.

Bernadette Skinner,
Exhibition Officer