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

Changing Perspectives Inaugural MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner

January 4, 2021

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No. 43 Stormy Passage by Beatrice Magalotti as recipient of the MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner. Stormy Passage is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Judge’s Comment: This section was…

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Changing Perspectives Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner

November 9, 2020

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No.41 In the Studio – Gwendoline Krumins as recipient of the Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner. In the Studio is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Her Comments on…

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111th Annual Exhibition 2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt

November 6, 2020

MSWPS is pleased to announce that Amanda Hyatt has accepted the invitation to Judge the 111th Annual Exhibition. Amanda is a tonal impressionist Alla Prima watercolourist, making every brushstroke matter, who also paints in oils. She…

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