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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Member Subscription Renewals

November 18, 2021

MSWPS renewal form 2022 Your Subscription Renewal is due on 31 December 2021. Payment Options are detailed on the Renewal Form: EFT Payment Payment by Cheque If you are attending the Christmas Lunch you can pay…

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Alphington Open studio Weekends

November 18, 2021

The Alphington Open Studio Weekend is held once each year to showcase the work of local artists.  Held over two consecutive weekends in November and December, a group of local Alphington Artists will open their doors…

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November 9, 2021

Wild One – Vicki Sullivan is the featured artwork on the Website Homepage and Facebook. Selected for The Annie Davison Oliver Award  at the 112th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Sophie Gerhard Comment: This painting is technically brilliant,…

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    November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 11:00 pm
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    May 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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