Changing Perspectives 2022 is the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors Online 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 113th year.
In conjunction with the 'live' exhibition from September 29 to October 10, Opening on October 2 at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries, 430 Albert Street East Melbourne.
In 2022 we are Celebrating 120 Years since the formation of the Society.
Our online exhibitions supplement “live” exhibitions.
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 Ola Cohn House (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.
Ola Cohn House 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 113th Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives 2022 at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries, including this Online Virtual Exhibition to the world.
Image: Aftermath (detail) by Cynthia Boyle
2022 Judge: Dr. Maggie McCormick
Dr Maggie McCormick is Adjunct Professor in the School of Art, RMIT University and Hon. Professor at Reutlingen University, Germany. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Melbourne. She has a long history in the arts as an artist, curator and writer. Across these fields she has a particular interest in how art practice contributes to a deeper understanding of the changing nature of consciousness in an increasingly urbanised and digitalised world. Her most recent publication was in The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm (2020). She currently co-edits the Art and Activism in Public Space issues of The Journal of Public Space (City Space Architecture, Italy and UN Habitat). From as early as 1990 she established innovative art interventions that made claim on the city itself as an art space by utilising vacant shopfronts, tram shelters, stairwells and unused buildings (City of Melbourne). More recently she co-curated an Australian/German project, SkypeLab (2012-2019), that drew together artists from Australia, Europe, China and South America to explore the relationship of art practice to digital space. Building on an earlier art career in ceramic sculpture and installation, her current artwork uses photography and drawing to explore layers of individual consciousness.
At the Finsta exhibition at Skissernas Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Lund, Sweden 2022.
- 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.
- 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.
- Artworks can be collected from Victorian Artists Society Galleries, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne on 11 October from 12 noon, OR arrange delivery via mswps with the 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
Vicki Sullivan, Wild One
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.
Valda Cuming Sculpture Award
Suzanne Kaldor - Summertime
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.