MSWPS is Australia's oldest specialist organisation for women artists

MSWPS and its history

The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors aims to provide help and encouragement to women artists and organises facilities for exhibiting their work. Lectures demonstrations, media workshops and regular life and portrait workshops are run by the Society to give members the opportunity to meet fellow artists and to work together.

The Society has a long and proud history as the oldest surviving women’s art group in Australia. Previously thought to have been founded in 1901, recent research indicates that the Society was begun in March 1902, by a group of former students from the Art School at the National Gallery of Victoria.

MSWPS wishes to acknowledge with respect and continuing spiritual connection to All Women of Good Will who have gone before us on this land.

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September 3, 2020

Hi Denise! I found this page on Wiki and thought you might find some use for it one way or another!  Hope you are well and enjoying yellows and Spring!  Best Liz Liz Moore Golding…

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FEATURED ARTIST Annemarie Szeleczky

August 24, 2020

Floating No. 1 by Annemarie Szeleczky is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Floating No.1 was selected for a Highly Commended at the 110th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judged by Lesley Harding,…

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Isolation a period of creativity – Jo Reitze

August 10, 2020

The period of enforced isolation has been good for me. After the initial shock of the potential severity of the COVID19 crisis and the realization that my planned exhibition, ‘Celebrating Life in Gouache, Oil and Pen’…

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