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FEATURED ARTIST Lucy Fekete

February 8, 2021

Painting While Waiting by Lucy Fekete is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Lucy’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt. The judge’s comment: A huge statement painting and an excellent piece of graphic art. One can almost feel (from…

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A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship

January 25, 2021

The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The exhibition of finalists showcases the impressive works by the artists selected by the judging panel comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, in the Major Award Travelling Scholarship, Oils or Acrylics and…

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Sculpture at Acheron – Submissions Now Open

January 25, 2021

Inspired by a quote from her father, John Rennie, whose love and knowledge of this land was without bounds – “There’s nothing like walking over a place. You have to live there, walk over the ground, to get a feel of it” – Marian used this insight as the theme for a sculpture exhibition. Within…

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Changing Perspectives Inaugural MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner

January 4, 2021

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No. 43 Stormy Passage by Beatrice Magalotti as recipient of the MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner. Stormy Passage is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Judge’s Comment: This section was difficult because as a sculptor myself, one who builds rather than cuts away, I understand the complexities of such…

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Changing Perspectives Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner

November 9, 2020

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No.41 In the Studio – Gwendoline Krumins as recipient of the Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner. In the Studio is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Her Comments on the artwork: The winning painting is a very well executed interior en plein air and looking at it, the…

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111th Annual Exhibition 2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt

November 6, 2020

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…

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TRIBUTE: MAUREEN SLATTER

November 6, 2020

Maureen Pamela Slatter (1930-2020)  Maureen was a diverse and talented artist. She painted in oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, ink and collage. Maureen won over 50 awards in local exhibitions, including the Mabel Pryde Award which she won in 2002 and 2005. Maureen became a Life Member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors…

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TRIBUTE: VALDA CUMING OAM

November 6, 2020

Artist and Friend I met Valda Cuming (1929-2020) in 2005 when I joined the Beaumaris Art Group and Valda’s Watercolour class. We hit it off straight away. She was the type of person to make you feel at ease and after some discussion I found out that Valda’s youngest son Doug had sailed the same…

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TRIBUTE: MARIETTE PERRINJACQUET

November 6, 2020

MSWPS Tribute  MARIETTE PERRINJACQUET  1941-2019 Perrinjacquet Mariette nee Bourquin 1941- 2019 Swiss born Australian sculptor, graphic designer and teacher best known for her textile woven sculptures incorporating driftwood relating to the natural world. In 1986 Mariette became a member of MSWPS and contributed as a committee member, exhibitor, designing our current logo, winning the 2014 Annie…

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111th Annual Exhibition – Changing Perspectives.

November 2, 2020

Changing Perspectives 2020 is the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors (MSWPS) 111th Annual Exhibition and its 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…

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