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

Pamela Irving News

September 13, 2021

My work was chosen for the Deakin University Small Sculpture Award 2021. There were 314 entries and 42 works were selected for the exhibition Judges:  Geoffrey Edwards, Jacquie Nichols Reeves, Leanne Willis. Exhibition @ Deakin University…

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A virtual journey to Vicki Sullivan’s Studio

September 3, 2021

Approximately 22 Members joined the Zoom Meeting with Vicki Sullivan in her Rye Studio. As a young mum Vicki bought land in the North and friends helped to build her a house. The walls were lined…

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MEMBER MEETING 2 SEPTEMBER – ZOOM PRESENTATION BY MEMBER VICKI SULLIVAN

September 1, 2021

Members are invited to join Vicki in her Rye studio Thursday September 2 at 2.00pm on Zoom Vicki has a very impressive CV which can be viewed on her website Vickisullivan.com Please email Linda who will…

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