Changing Perspectives 2021 is the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors Online Virtual Exhibition
The Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors (MSWPS) raises the profile of women artists by exhibiting their works in the Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives, now in its 112th year.
During the Covid pandemic, the exhibition was replaced by MSWPS Annual Exhibition Online for the first time. Owing to its success and the possibility of international recognition, online exhibitions will supplement “live” exhibitions in future.
MSWPS website also offers members opportunities to promote their talents by including images of paintings or sculpture and details of events and exhibitions of interest to all: www.MSWPS.com.au.
Journeys by train and bus give members the opportunity to socialise with like-minded women as they view far away art exhibitions they may not have otherwise seen. Paint outs en plein air are encouraged whenever possible.
MSWPS is grateful for the bequest made by sculptor Ola Cohn, former President of the Society for 15 years until her death in 1964. The bequest grants MSWPS access to the Ola Cohn Centre (her former home in East Melbourne) on Thursdays. A regular drawing group is held at the centre for members, and monthly member’s meetings and committee meetings are also held there.
The Ola Cohn Centre is ideal for MSWPS traditional annual Winter luncheons and Christmas luncheons as it has a leafy sculpture garden where some of Ola’s works in stone are installed.
All these events and special occasions lead to a feeling of belonging and an exchange of ideas which is important to artists who work alone. MSWPS has been bringing women artists together for over a century and it is constantly striving to develop and reveal the talents of its members to an ever-increasing audience in Melbourne, Australia and the world.
MSWPS is delighted to present its 112th Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives 2020, an Online Virtual Exhibition to the world.
Image: Mist over the Jamieson (detail) by Jenny Scholes
2021 Judge: Sophie Gerhard
Sophie Gerhard is Assistant Curator of Australian Art (to 1980) at the National Gallery of Victoria. Prior to joining the NGV in 2019, she completed her
Master’s in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne and has also studied art history in the United Kingdom and Spain. Sophie regularly contributes to the field of art history, most recently in the NGV’s exhibition catalogue She-oak and Sunlight:
Australian Impressionism, on which she worked as Assistant Curator. Sophie is a PhD. candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching how Australia’s national and cultural identity is shown within the country’s art collections.
2021 Exhibition Catalogue
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- View the Flipbook Catalogue here:
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- MSWPS_Catalogue 2021-2
- Select your chosen artwork and click on the yellow PURCHASING button.
- Complete the form and click SUBMIT.
- MSWPS administration will contact you with banking details, and notify 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
Gwendoline Krumins - In the Studio
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.
The MSWPS Sculpture Award
Beatrice Magalotti - Stormy Passage
The Inaugural MSWPS Sculpture Award was established in 2020. From 2021 the award will be known as The Valda Cuming Sculpture Award.
Valda Cuming OAM served on the MSWPS committee for many years during her 25 year membership of the Society. Valda was widely recognized for her proficiency in sculpture using a range of materials including wood, ceramic and stone. At the pinnacle of her career in 2019, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts.
The Valda Cuming Sculpture Award was established by MSWPS in memory of her inspirational sculpture and impressive achievements.