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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FEATURED ARTIST Sue Jarvis

April 25, 2022

Contemplation In The Hall That Survived The Fires – Sue Jarvis is the featured artwork on the Website Homepage and Facebook. Selected for the Highly Commended at the 112th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Sophie Gerhard Comment: I can…

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FEATURED ARTIST Monica Mauer-Jan

March 22, 2022

Angel – Monica Mauer-Jan is the featured artwork on the Website Homepage and Facebook. Selected for the Highly Commended at the 112th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Sophie Gerhard Comment: Very impressed with the technical skill displayed in this…

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Pauline Cross at Inaugural Exhibition at Streamline Publishing Gallery

March 17, 2022

MSWPS Life Member, Pauline Cross has been invited to show artworks on canvas at the first exhibition of Streamline Publishing Gallery, Cathy Oliver, who has a 35 year career in editing and project management established The…

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