All Events, Workshops, Demonstrations & Paint-Outs have been cancelled

until the end of May 2020

The PSVA Committee has been closely monitoring the health advice regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Given the current situation, we have decided to cancel all PSVA events until the end of May 2020. This includes Art-In-Action, Workshops, Paint-Outs and meetings. Whilst this has been a difficult decision to make, we believe the wellbeing and safety of our community is our top priority and that the decision is in everyone’s best interest.

We will continue to monitor this evolving health situation and will keep you informed of any further developments or changes to our Program via email.

Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia's Facebook Group

In the meantime, for our members, you can look forward to receiving the next VicPastel News magazine towards the end of March. You may also like to stay in touch through our Facebook Group and PSVA on Instagram @pastelsocietyvictoria

Refunds will be arranged for payments already made for Art-In-Action and Stephic Clark’s Workshop. In order to receive your refund, please contact Kerryn on email at and ensure that you include your Bank details : Account Name, BSB and Account Number, so that Kerryn can transmit the funds direct to your account.

Kind regards
Isabelle McKenzie, President

Calendar for Artists

While we all have more time in our studios, perhaps you may find this a good resource for shows that are available to enter

Calendar for Artists | Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia

An artist’s resource where you can find information about upcoming Art Competitions, Art Awards and Art Prizes.

Their website is at

Our next meeting has been cancelled

Monday 6 April 2020 at 7:30pm

Our demonstrator is John Bredl

John Bredl | Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia

John Bredl is a self-taught artist. He began painting and drawing at a very early age. He has had a very varied and interesting life so far, including  working and touring with Ronnie Burns, Daryl Cotton and Russell Morris. He is regularly invited to judge many Art Shows and perform demonstrations, workshops and art classes. Every day John paints in his studio or in the field almost to the point of becoming obsessed with trying to capture the Australian land and seascapes.

John will be painting a seascape in oils for his demonstration.


Join us at our regular monthly meetings on the first Monday night of the month (except January & November) at Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley.

All welcome – we have a small entry fee to help with demonstrators’ fees & coffee, tea & snacks

Art-In-Action Cancelled

Saturday 4 April 2020

An exciting day of Pastel demonstrations with esteemed artists Stephie Clark & Linda Finch. Further information about Art-In-Action and the Booking Form is available for download on our Workshops webpage 

Stephie Clark

Linda Finch

Next Workshop with Stephie Clark cancelled

Loose, Dynamic & Vibrant Floral Painting in Pastel

Sunday 5 April 2020

Workshop details and the Booking Form are now available our Workshops webpage for month by month details of what’s on…

Next Paint-Out Cancelled


Thursday 19 March 2020

Further details are available our Paint-Outs webpage

Art Exhibitions, Workshops & Demonstrations

Maxwell Wilks

Maxwell Wilks - Landscape Maxwell Wilks - Still Life

Max Wilks will be demonstrating for the PSVA at our 6 July monthly meeting – you don’t want to miss that!

He has had a long and very successful career with over 50 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Australian, winning many awards.

Max has an exhibition running from 7-22 March 2020 at the Sherbrooke Gallery. The Opening is on Saturday 7 March at 2pm. He is also conducting a Life Drawing Session (untutored) on Thursday 5 March 2020 6:30m – 8:30pm and a Demonstration – Creating Seascapes in Pastel on Saturday 7 March 2020 at 2pm

Further details and booking form are available our here

Archies Bald Portrait Prize 2020

John Bredl - Seascape | Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia

It’s a bit unique – it’s a bit silly – so why not be part of a portrait and sculptural exhibition that will draw attention to the beauty of the hairless head. Your piece will capture a person bale through chemotherapy, alopecia, shaving, genes, just born or simply a vision of what someone might look like without hair.

Selected works will be exhibited at Wonthaggi Town Hall from 22-31 May 2020. Exhibition proceeds go to the Cancer Council.  for more information click on Information and Entry Form

Australian Pastel Expo has been cancelled

Aust Pastel Expo 2020  

Further information is available on the Australian Pastel Expo website.

33rd Annual Exhibition

24 October to 2 November 2020

We have an amazing opportunity this year to showcase your talents as Pastel painters! The newly renovated Victorian Artists’ Society in East Melbourne is our venue.

Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia exhibiting at the Victorian Artists' Society in 2020

It is the 150th Anniversary year for the VAS and we will be advertising our Annual Exhibition widely. Apart from the increased traffic generated from a city central location, we will be advertising through printed media, press releases to media and newspapers, social media and, we hope you will help to let people know too, to come along and join in the celebration art and raise the profile of the beautiful the medium of Pastel.

Important dates and more information is on our Annual Exhibition webpage

2020 Program

on our Program webpage

We have an exciting Program of Demonstrators, Workshops & Exhibitions for you in 2020. Go to our Program webpage for month by month details of what’s on..

2020 Paint-Outs

cancelled until further notice


New locations for 2020

for more information on our en Plein Air expeditions

go to our main menu & click on -> Paint Outs

Contact Janette Garbuio 0431 048 304 or Jenny Griffiths (details in your VicPastel magazine)

Did you know we have a vibrant community of like minds on Facebook?

It’s easy to join our Facebook group and we’d love to see you upload your pastel paintings, workshops and other Pastel information

Here is our

-> Facebook group link