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, and now comprises three cabinets on public display at the Manningham Council Offices. The collection can be viewed during office hours, Monday to Friday at Manningham City Council offices, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108. 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 Edith Sharp

Artwork by Edith Sharp

Artwork by Diddy Yeung

Artwork by Diddy Yeung

Artwork by Betty Jeffrey

Artwork by Betty Jeffrey

Upcoming Events

Mar
21
Sat
10:30 am Full Day Workshop with Estrella ... @ Craig Family Centre
Full Day Workshop with Estrella ... @ Craig Family Centre
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Estrella has a little surprise with penwork.  Come and find out and enjoy some fabulous penning ideas.
Apr
18
Sat
10:30 am General Meeting and Half Day Wor... @ Craig Family Centre
General Meeting and Half Day Wor... @ Craig Family Centre
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Christina will show us the wonderful technique of Pointillism.
May
14
Thu
2:00 pm 2020 VGCP Exhibition in Warburton @ Oscar's on the Yarra
2020 VGCP Exhibition in Warburton @ Oscar's on the Yarra
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – May 17 @ 10:00 am
Here’s hoping that you will all be busy painting in order to display your masterpieces at the VGCP Exhibition this year which will be held in the scenic Yarra Ranges at Oscar’s on the Yarra.

Next Meeting

General Meeting

Saturday, February 15th 2020
Workshops are held at the
Craig Family Centre,
7 Samarinda Ave,
Ashbuton 3147.

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