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.

Latest News

FLORA: Celebrating The Plant World

March 30, 2021

Five MSWPS Members are currently participating in Flora at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. One of four locations across the Greater City of Dandenong, the 160 artworks are on display on the walls and amongst…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Sylvia Isaac

March 28, 2021

That Night….Remember  is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Sylvia’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt. The judge’s comment: It’s…

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FEATURED ARTIST Lucy Fekete

February 8, 2021

Painting While Waiting by Lucy Fekete is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Lucy’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt.…

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