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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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FEATURED ARTIST – Jan Martin

December 17, 2018

The current Featured Artist Painting is: Sunset, Lakes Entrance by Jan MArtin Jan Martin is the winner of the 2018 Danks Trust Award. Judge for the 109th Annual Exhibition, Jock Clutterbuck commented that: It is a fine example of the technique of watercolour being harnessed to deliver a real emotional charge to the recording of…

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And the Winner is: Cynthia Boyle

December 3, 2018

The 2018 theme for the Annual AGRA President’s Challenge is Climate. The winning painting is a Watercolour titled Specimen by Cynthia Boyle. Her artist statement: The reality of climate change is upon us. Currently, the region I inhabit is experiencing hotter and drier conditions that previously. Eventually, this will lead to higher sea levels with…

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Member Finalists for AOTY

November 26, 2018

The 2018 Victorian Artists Society (VAS) Mavis Little Artists of the Year, Incorporating the Sculptor of the Year Trophy featured Ten MSWPS Members. Anne Finkelde, Suzanne Kaldor, Gwendoline Krumins, Judith Leman, Jan Martin, Carole Milton, Liz Moore Golding, Vivi Palegeorge, Robyn Pridham and Raelene Sharp Congratulations to all the finalists. Congratulations also to both Joan…

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Dates for your Diaries

November 12, 2018

30 November 5th week Paint Out (NB This is FRIDAY) at Sue Jarvis Gallery Garden, 24 Blackwood Lane, Gembrook (Carmel will send invitation with all details soon. NB Sue says that there is shelter and much to do in all weather. Thanks Sue Life Drawing continues throughout November – Thursday mornings 10.30am – 1pm Thanks…

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Australian Art Excellence Awards 2018

November 12, 2018

Sunday 11th November was the Official Opening of the AGRA (Austalian Guide of Realist Artists) 2018 Art Excellence Awards. Five MSWPS Members are Finalists in the award exhbiition: Cynthia Boyle, Annee Kelly, Jude Marganis, Barbara McManus and Vivi Palegeorge. Exhibition continues until Sunday 25th November.  

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Oak’s Day Paint Out

November 12, 2018

About twenty members and friends had a lovely day today in the fresh air in Kate Herd’s magnificent garden. Sue Jarvis took several photos of us as well as the garden and surrounds. These photos are from Louise Foletta. Later this month Sue will host us in her own extensive garden and gallery in Gembrook…

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