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 Liz Moore Golding

August 8, 2022

Uncle Jack by Liz Moore Golding is the featured artwork on the Website and Facebook. Selected for a Highly Commended at 112 MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judge, Sophie Gerhard commented: An interesting and expressive rendering of a true…

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Training – Social Media

August 1, 2022

You might be interested in this learning experience: Presenting an up skill opportunity re Social Media. In this fast paced world we need to select our learning opportunities wisely. This came to our ASV via email.…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Margaret McLoughlin

July 4, 2022

Steels Creek Road 2021 by Margaret McLoughlin is the featured artwork on the Website and Facebook. Selected for a Highly Commended at 112 MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judge, Sophie Gerhard commented: “A real escapist paradise! The contrast…

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