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 – Margaret McLoughlin

June 3, 2024

Ancient Warrior in Arid Landscape 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. Artist Description: My BOAB series…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Linda McEwan

April 29, 2024

Un-Shaun the Sheep 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. Linda’s Statement: Watercolour and Fleece. Every time…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Beatrice Magalotti

April 4, 2024

Sacks is the current featured artwork on the MSWPS Website and Facebook Page. The artwork received the Valda Cuming Sculpture Award at the 2023 MSWPS Annual Exhibition, Changing Perspectives. Judge Suzette Wearne commented: These quotidean objects from…

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