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.

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CHANGING PERSPECTIVES 2019

July 16, 2019

110TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION: CHANGING PERSPECTIVES 4 –15 October VENUE Victorian Artists’ Society 430 Albert St East Melbourne Opening Sunday 6th October ENTRY FORM is available for download and print in MEMBER AREA. IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES…

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EARTH ART EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOPS

July 15, 2019

Information about the exhibition EARTH ART EXHIBITION and Workshops JULY 2nd -31st August Exhibition opening event Friday 12th July  6.30 -8.30 Opened by Bronwyn Johnson Executive Director of CLIMARTE  Paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and ceramics by a group of artists inspired by…

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Pamela Irving – The Romans Never conquered Australia

July 15, 2019

GENERAL MEETING 4 July 2019 Pamela Irving – Précis of the meeting by Carmel O’Connor The Romans never conquered Australia. A comment made by Pamela to describe the hiatus in Australian art. A power point presentation…

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  1. 110TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Changing Perspectives 2019

    October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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