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Members at Government House

February 25, 2019

Review by Annee Kelly A special reception was held on Tuesday 19 February at Government House, honouring VAS councillors, volunteers, Vas Fellows and a large number of Signatory members of the Victorian Artists Society. It was hosted by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC.This memorable occasion was held…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Vicki Sullivan

February 18, 2019

The current Featured Artist Painting is: Lighthorse, Walers and Kangaroo Feathers by Vicki sullivan Vicki Sullivan received a Highly Commended at the 109th Annual Exhibition. Judge for the 109th Annual Exhibition, Jock Clutterbuck commented that: Vicki Sullivan,uses oil paint with great skill, the horses in her “Light horse walers and kangaroo feathers” come alive; we…

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2019 Subscriptions

January 28, 2019

Hello all. 2019 MSWPS Subscriptions are due. Subscriptions were due 31st December, however many members paid at the Annual Christmas Lunch. If not paid you are currently in the ‘Grace Zone’. This means you are able to still access the Members Area of the Website until March 1st. Should your Subscription not be received before…

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splash – 2018

January 28, 2019

To be held every three years, the Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase contemporary Australian watercolour practice. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was…

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Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019

January 28, 2019

The Association of Sculptors of Victoria showing the exhibition ‘MEANDER’ as part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival between 12 January – 22 April 2019. I was pleasantly surprised to find artworks by two MSWPS Members: Suzanne Kaldor and Cetta Pilati – CONGRATULATIONS The quite varied sculpture exhibition consists of 49 small works displayed…

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Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019

January 28, 2019

Advancing Art and Opportunity The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen…

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Modern Australian Women: Works from a Private Collection

January 8, 2019

A Note from Dinny Birrell: Many members may already have seen the wonderful exhibition of women artists at the NGV Australia in Federation Square. However if not, then it is an amazing collection of the work of women artists, many of whom were MSWPS members. It is Modern Australian Women – works from a private…

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2018 MSWPS Christmas Luncheon

January 8, 2019

  MSWPS Christmas Lunch This was the usual joyous occasion. Thanks to Carmel O’Connor and the Committee for setting up and decorating the table and room. Carmel also entertained us by reciting a poem ‘The Man from Ironbark’ before we feasted on the delicious treats members had brought. A selection of donated goods were for…

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A Note from Jo Reitze

January 8, 2019

Much has happened since the November Bulletin. I have been lax in my duty to keep you updated between Bulletins. Annoyingly one finished version disappeared just when I was about to send. I had received the message that  a folder was open so  I was unable  to send immediately. I copied my text to paste…

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Note from Annee Kelly

January 8, 2019

“I was pleasantly surprised to find out that an article of mine was published in the December issue of the Australian Artist magazine. I was also awarded the Watercolour Prize at the Beaumaris Art Group Annual Exhibition judged by the well known and respected artist Herman Pekel- a nice way to end 2018.”

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