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

FEATURED ARTIST Jo Reitze

June 30, 2020

Front Garden Winter by Jo Reitze is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Front Garden Winter was selected for a Highly Commended at the 110th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judged by Lesley…

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Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June

May 25, 2020

Reconciliation week, held on 27 May – 3 June, marks the anniversary of the Australian referendum in 1967, celebrating the culture and history of the Indigenous people in Australia.  This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week…

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President’s Message

May 25, 2020

Hello members of MSWPS, I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I have adjusted to this quiet life too well, I know I will struggle to go back to a busier existence. On a…

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