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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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From the Inbox

September 3, 2020

Hi Denise! I found this page on Wiki and thought you might find some use for it one way or another!  Hope you are well and enjoying yellows and Spring!  Best Liz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne_Society_of_Women_Painters_and_Sculptors Liz Moore Golding is a MSWPS member and current recipient of the MSWPS Award 2019.

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FEATURED ARTIST Annemarie Szeleczky

August 24, 2020

Floating No. 1 by Annemarie Szeleczky is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Floating No.1 was selected for a Highly Commended at the 110th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Her words: Annemarie Szeleczky’s Floating 1 seems to me a particularly…

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Isolation a period of creativity – Jo Reitze

August 10, 2020

The period of enforced isolation has been good for me. After the initial shock of the potential severity of the COVID19 crisis and the realization that my planned exhibition, ‘Celebrating Life in Gouache, Oil and Pen’ at The Victorian Artists Society would not go ahead in July, I accepted that this would be the opportunity…

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Creative Recovery project

August 3, 2020

The third article of the Lockdown Series by members is written by Janine Good regarding involvement after bush fires with the Creative Recovery Project. In 2011, February 1-10 I was part of an exhibition at Federation Square held in the Atrium of the Ian Potter Centre NGV called ‘Emergence – Art on the Move’.  …

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