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.

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2019 Christmas Luncheon

January 6, 2020

Dear Members: The 2019 Christmas Luncheon was well attended, apologies accepted and we all understand it is not always possible to attend an event. Members enjoyed each others’ company as Name Tags made conversation among new and old…

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Sculpere Newsletter November 2019

January 3, 2020

Dates for your Diary: 17TH JANUARY 2020 set up exhibition on Herring Island 18TH JANUARY TO 9TH FEBRUARY 2020 ASV Herring Island “Ebb and Flow” 13TH FEBRUARY 2020 Robert Klippel exhibition at Tarrawarra MMA 24TH FEBRUARY…

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Celebrating Life in Small Works – Jo Reitze

January 3, 2020
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