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

Annual MSWPS Members Award – Liz Moore Golding

December 9, 2019

On December 5 I was pleased to be awarded the annual MSWPS Members Award. This is a peer voted award and against a very fine field of artists, I am very pleased to have won. I…

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Midcoast Bush Fire Relief

December 9, 2019

$555 was raised in cash donations at the MSWPS Christmas party and deposited at https://www.gofundme.com/f/midcoast-bush-fire-relief via my Visa card this morning. A great effort and a popular alternative to the Kris Kringle.   Christmas Cheers,  …

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From the Inbox

December 4, 2019

The Women’s Gallery book launch to celebrate women’s art of the 80’s and 90’s. Saturday December 7th 2:30 QVWC 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Open studio Invitation. Karen Hopkins Paintings, shared exhibition; check the invite. Odd roads…

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