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

MSWPS TIME CAPSULE 2020-2050

November 11, 2019

Dear Full Members, You are invited to participate in a rare event. PLEASE JOIN THE MSWPS TIME CAPSULE 2020 – 2050 SIZE – A4 OR SMALLER Art Work with title & medium on PAPER (must be dry)…

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Australian Art Excellence Awards 2019

November 11, 2019

Nine Artists, Members of MSWPS were finalists in the AGRA Australian art Excellence Awards for 2019. Cynthia Boyle, Diana Edwards, Annee Kelly, Jude Marganis, Kath McCann, Barbara McManus, Roz McQuillan, Anne Melloy and Vivi Palegeorge. Congratulations…

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Oak’s Day Paint-Out at Kate Herd’s Garden

November 11, 2019

Oak’s Day Paint-Out at Kate Herd’s Garden. View Street, Alphington Members: Kate Herd, Silvia Isaac, Tessa Wallis, Marion Chapman, Jo Reitze, Louise Foletta and Carmel O’Connor with guests Bernice Lewis, Louise’s student Katherine Tolley and Jo’s…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Kinross Arts Centre Festive Craft Showcase

    November 15 @ 8:30 am - December 5 @ 4:00 pm
  2. CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON 2019

    December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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