MSWPS is Australia's oldest specialist organisation for women artists

MSWPS and its history

This 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.

Latest News

FEATURED ARTIST – Sue Jarvis

February 19, 2024

The Procession of Mourners is the current featured artwork on the MSWPS Website and Facebook Page. The artwork received a Highly Commended at the 2023 MSWPS Annual Exhibition, Changing Perspectives. Oil on canvas 2023 153x103cm Artist:…

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FEATURED ARTIST -Marion Chapman

January 16, 2024

Inside Looking Out is the current featured artwork on the MSWPS Website and Facebook Page. The artwork received the Annie Davison Oliver Award at the 2023 MSWPS Annual Exhibition, Changing Perspectives. Judge Suzette Wearne Commented: The artist…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Sarah Anthony

November 27, 2023

A Long Day is the current featured artwork on the MSWPS Website and Facebook Page. The artwork received the Judith Perry Award for Oil and Acrylic  at the 2023 MSWPS Annual Exhibition, Changing Perspectives. Judge Suzette…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Sculpture at Acheron SUBMISSION CALL

    March 29 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
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