The Historical Collection of the Victorian Guild of China Painters Inc. is a collection of fine porcelain works of art by Australian artists, painted in Australia, from earliest settlement to the current day.

“For the Guild to go on growing its collection with pieces that represent the highest standards and most innovative ideas from the painters of today, as well as those of yesterday, will mean that future members, as well as art lovers, will have a wonderful ongoing record to enthuse and inspire them.”

Mrs. Patricia Begg, OAM.

The Collection

In 1990, Guild member Val Crerar proposed the establishment of a historical collection of our own Porcelain Art for permanent public display, to not only celebrate the art and the artists, but also inspire and inform the public and future artists. Over the years the Historical Collection has grown substantially, becoming the largest collection of its type in Australia.  Unfortunately, the collection is temporarily in storage until a new home can be found where it can again be displayed for public view.  The VGCP publication “Victorian Guild of China Painters – The Historical Collection 2004”, contains the collection of artist’s profiles and some of their work in full colour illustration.

Artwork by Evelyn Hales

Artwork by Jessie Kemp

Artwork by Lorraine Hansen


Upcoming Events

May
15
Sat
10:30 am Texture Sampler by Denise Jones @ The Craig Family Centre
Texture Sampler by Denise Jones @ The Craig Family Centre
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Texture Sampler by Denise Jones @ The Craig Family Centre
Details to be advised.
Jun
19
Sat
10:30 am General Meeting followed by a de... @ The Craig Family Centre
General Meeting followed by a de... @ The Craig Family Centre
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
General Meeting followed by a demonstration of Blackberries @ The Craig Family Centre
Chris Chamberlain will demonstrate blackberries.  Stay tuned for more details.
Jul
17
Sat
10:30 am Christmas in July @ The Craig Family Centre
Christmas in July @ The Craig Family Centre
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas in July @ The Craig Family Centre
Help us celebrate Christmas in July with a fully catered lunch.  Places are limited so book in early.

China Painting Links

FIRE BRICKART
Kiln fired art forum

GOLD COAST CHINA
Porcelain supplies

MARIE-CLAIRE FRASS
Painting tips and inspiration

INTERDEC
Porcelain supplies

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF POTTERY

APAT SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

IPAT
Asian Chapter

CHINA PAINTING LIST 

TAPESTRY GUILD OF VICTORIA 

Next Meeting

General Meeting

The General Meeting will be held on 17th of April 2021

@ The Craig Family Centre
7 Samarinda Ave, Ashburton

Please view the event calendar for information, dates and times of upcoming workshops.