A committed group of members and associates keep the wheels turning for the Society. Committee meets monthly and appreciate the support of members who volunteer their services annually. The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors hold the AGM in March for elections and are always keen for members to elect for committee.

Anne Finkelde


Its a pleasure to work with the talented women on the MSWPS committee. This year we will be planning ongoing activities and events to showcase and foster the extraordinary outputs of our collective membership. I have previously held a number of different roles on the MSWPS committee and have an in depth understanding of the processes needed across our Incorporated Association requirements.

Eileen M Mackley AM


Jude Marganis

Committee Member

After enjoying 4 years of being Treasurer and over that time getting to know many of the MSWPS members, I am very happy to be part of the general committee. I’m looking forward to helping out wherever needed, and I’m sure that 2024 will be another productive year for all of us.
Jude Marganis

Tessa Wallis


The Committee of MSWPS aims to provide opportunities for its
members through accessible communications and annual events.
The Society also records and reveals the talents of women artists of this generation.

Beatrice Magalotti

Membership Registrar

I am delighted to be the MSWPS Membership Secretary.
If members wish to contact me about their membership please use the contact page on the website.

Denise Keele-Bedford

Denise Keele-bedford

Web Administrator and The Bulletin Editor

Denise joined MSWPS in 2006. She is a past Committee member.
As editor for The Bulletin, Denise encourages all members to keep others up-to-date on their art practice activities. Send your articles and news to: [email protected]

Linda McEwan


The committee and I are looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the year and celebrating our various disciplines. Linda McEwan

Lucy Fekete

Instagram Administrator

I like maintaining the MSWPS Instagram profile and being part of the website
subcommittee. I am also keen to be part of our annual exhibition subcommittee, if there is one.
And I am happy represent MSWPS at any appropriate WAR meetings.

Marion Chapman

Committee Member

I am pleased to be on the Committee, in which I get to meet new members.
The Committee is comprised of a varied and interesting group of artists, each with different skills,
and there is a good sense of camaraderie amongst us.

Jo Reitze

Jo Reitze

General Secretary

I am honoured to be re-elected to MSWPS Committee. I look forward to supporting fellow
women artists by finding ways that we can meet to enhance our causes, share information and
enjoy social contact.

Louise Foletta

Committee Member

Louise Foletta is a well established Australian Landscape Painter who has served Two Terms as President of MSWPS. Her contemporary watercolours have won a number of awards and been exhibited Internationally in ROC, Korea and China.

Robyn Pridham


My work is based on the diverse and untidy traces that are often the remains of our urban and natural environment.

Much of my work is an on-going investigation from information in my sketchbooks, notations and observations of my own environment. The materials of collage and mixed media allow me to develop a layering of what dwells beneath our daily lives.