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.
2018 Changing Perspectives Exhibition, as one member quoted, “It is the best exhibition we have had.” This says an immense amount about the enthusiasm, variety, quality, presentation and quantity of artworks showcased in the latest MSWPS…Read Post »
The Opening of the 109th Annual MSWPS Exhibition on Sunday 7th October was certainly a Grand Affair. President Carmel O’Connor, her first Major Official Event for MSWPS presented the audience with acknowledgement of the Wurundjeri People,…Read Post »