Changing Perspectives 2020 is the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors First Online Virtual Exhibition
2020 has been a remarkably different year for our society. The Annual General Meeting in March was the only opportunity for members to meet before the pandemic lockdown. This meeting took place at The Ola Cohn Centre, the former home and studio of the sculptor Ola Cohn, now MSWPS regular meeting place. Ola Cohn was President of the Society for fifteen years until her death in 1964. On Thursdays, Life Drawing and other activities are usually held at the Centre, but all has been quiet this year with no art gallery or studio visits, paint outs, artist’s talks, workshops, bus or train trips. Yet despite COVID 19 restrictions, the society has provided camaraderie and support to members as in the past. Although not being able to meet in person, General Meetings and Committee Meetings via Zoom have become the norm. They have kept us in touch and informed, as have the comprehensive e-Bulletins. Many members have used this time of fewer interruptions in creative productivity. Works created before our world changed last year will be shown online as well as the diverse isolation works.
MSWPS also pays tribute to three recently deceased members; Mariette Perrinjaquet, Valda Cuming OAM, and Maureen Slatter. Each made significant contributions to the Society. Go to the WHAT’S ON section and open NEWS.
Although the opportunity to view our work hanging in the grandeur of the Victorian Artists Society Galleries will be missed, we invite you to enjoy our exhibition in a new way and share it with friends. Members welcome commissions and/or purchasing.
MSWPS is delighted to present its 111th Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives 2020, an Online Virtual Exhibition to the world.
2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt
MSWPS is pleased to announce that Amanda Hyatt has accepted the invitation to Judge the 111th Annual Exhibition.
Amanda is a tonal impressionist Alla Prima watercolourist, making every brushstroke matter, who also paints in oils. She believes that light and atmosphere are the key essentials for her art and doesn’t rely on colour.
She uses a reduced, more muted colour palette and makes tone ‘do all the work’ rather than letting ‘colour get all the glory’.
She has been described as a ‘Master Artist’ (Director of the Dalian Art Gallery, China), one of the ‘top seven en plein air Masters’ (L’Art de L’Aquarelle) and “is now considered to be one of the most exciting and ground-breaking watercolour artists in the world” (APV Films 2019).
More information about Amanda and her Arts Practice is in the News Section of this website.
2020 Exhibition Catalogue
- Click on thumbnail image to open for details
- Click on Image to enlarge
- Use arrows to go forward and backward
- Select your chosen artwork and click on the yellow PURCHASING button.
- Complete the form and click SUBMIT.
- MSWPS administration will forward your details to the artist who will contact you.
- Although many works are framed, they have been presented uniformly unframed in the virtual exhibition.
- The measurement displayed is the unframed size of the artwork.
- Framing and shipping costs or delivery arrangements to be negotiated with artist.
- Repeat the process for each additional work you wish to purchase.
- Should you wish to commission a work or view others, complete a Purchasing Form and the artist will contact you.
The Annie Davison Oliver Award
Sue Jarvis for Boardwalk, Penguin Parade
Annie Davison Oliver was a long serving Treasurer and Benefactor of MSWPS. Her death in 1997 at the age of 94 ended a long and valuable association of 67 years, in appreciation, MSWPS established this award in her memory.