Honorary and Life Members

Many of MSWPS early members were plein air painters and identified with the Heidelberg School.  The interest in the decorative arts at the opening of the twentieth century attracted other members who were significant craftspeople. By the 1920s, the Society was assimilating the generation of professional women artists emerging from the Melbourne National Gallery School, with significant women artists, representatives of both the Meldrum tonal school and modernism, being invited to join.

Current Honorary Members

Dianne Allen                  Juliette Peers

Current life members

Joan Richard
Joan Richard Joined 1989
Pauline Cross Joined 1994
Pauline Cross Joined 1994
Jocelyn Bell Joined 2003
Jocelyn Bell Joined 2003

Helen Carter Joined 2001

Carmel Mahony

Maureen Slatter Joined 1986

The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Members has included:

Tributes

Judith Perrey
The Toymakers
Oil (detail)
Judith Perrey The Toymakers Oil (detail)

Judith Perrey  (1927– 2016)
Jood was a stalwart of the Society, joining in 1961. Since the 80s she held every position on the Committee including President, Treasurer and Secretary. She was a Life Member of the Society. When she was the Editor of the Bulletin, Jood regularly wrote clever poems, preparing the Jood Quiz for Winter and Christmas luncheons and attended life drawing every week.

Judith Wills
Barges at Hoorn
Oil
51 x 61cm
Judith Wills Barges at Hoorn Oil 51 x 61cm

Judith Wills – (1930 -2016)
Judith was a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors and was a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society. She was the recipient of a number important art awards, held several solo exhibitions and her work is held in many private and corporate collections.

 

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Constance Walker
Rock Art, Northern Territory
Oil
Constance Walker Rock Art, Northern Territory Oil

Constance Walker – (1924 -2017)
Connie joined MSWPS in 1985, she had been President of the Victorian Artists’ Society. She also had terms in Office at Waverley Art Society. She was a fine painter and an inspiration to all. Connie was in her 90s and exhibited in both MSWPS exhibitions in 2016.