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Vale Robert AW Wade OAM

Dear Members,

It is with great sadness I advise the passing of Robert (Bob) Wade OAM on Tuesday 30 January 2024

Well known to us all, Bob was a distinguished watercolour artist with international acclaim. His incredible portfolio of work is enjoyed all over the world, either through books,exhibitions,teachings, his own social media page, and the countless clubhouses around the globe that have a Bob Wade hanging somewhere.

He was a longtime member of the Society and 71-year member of the Metropolitan Golf Club along with other clubs.

Bob contributed to the Society’s activities in several ways either as a guest speaker at our dinners, presenting at Historian’s forum or writing an article for the Long Game newsletter.

The Society is fortunate to have on file an interview that Bob did with Society members Brendan Moloney and Virginia Gorrell in 2012

We are grateful to Brendan and Virgina for providing the text, it is a wonderful read and tells us so much about the legendary man.

Please click the link to read.

Bob touched our lives in many ways, and we will acknowledge and celebrate his accomplished rich life in the next Long Game… till then we remember Bob with great affection and will always have his beautiful art to enjoy.

A true gentleman who will be much missed

                                                                Our thoughts are with his extended family

Kim Hastie President


A memorial service to celebrates Bob’s life will be held on Tuesday 27th February at the Victorian Artists Society in East Melbourne

To attend you must register, the details for this can be found on Bob’s Facebook page.

A link to live stream of the service can be found on the same site.

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