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Member Subscription Renewals

November 18, 2021

MSWPS renewal form 2022 Your Subscription Renewal is due on 31 December 2021. Payment Options are detailed on the Renewal Form: EFT Payment Payment by Cheque If you are attending the Christmas Lunch you can pay by Cash OR Cheque. The Society does not have facilities for payment by Credit/Debit Card.  

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Alphington Open studio Weekends

November 18, 2021

The Alphington Open Studio Weekend is held once each year to showcase the work of local artists.  Held over two consecutive weekends in November and December, a group of local Alphington Artists will open their doors to provide a special opportunity for the public to talk with the artists and see their work. Works by…

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FEATURED ARTIST Vicki Sullivan

November 9, 2021

Wild One – Vicki Sullivan is the featured artwork on the Website Homepage and Facebook. Selected for The Annie Davison Oliver Award  at the 112th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Sophie Gerhard Comment: This painting is technically brilliant, and completely engaging – it completely stopped me in my tracks! The direct gaze of the sitter, staring slightly…

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MEMBER MEETING 5 NOVEMBER – ZOOM PRESENTATION BY MEMBER MARIAN RENNIE

October 18, 2021

  Marian Rennie is a practising artist with a diverse background in the visual arts, theatre, puppetry, set design and costume design. She has returned to her family roots in Acheron, Central Victoria on the banks of the Goulburn River. Marian established her own gallery and exhibition centre there which is situated in a two…

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Awards for the 112th Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives

October 4, 2021

Congratulations to all participants in the online Annual Exhibition. A total of eighty-eight artworks are featured in the exhibition. Judge Sophie Gerhard commented on the difficulty of judging a show of this calibre making copious notes and reviewing the artworks many times. Her notes on the artworks can be viewed on the individual artwork pages…

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Sue Jarvis News

October 4, 2021

Enter the Athletes – Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2021 Oil on canvas 91 x 122 cm    Sue Jarvis 2021 Has been selected as a finalist at the Bendigo Gallery’s Arthur Guy Biennial for contemporary art. The exhibition dates: 13th November 2021 – 20th Februrary 2022 Artist statement: We, globally, were spectators of theatre devoid of…

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112th Annual Exhibition – Changing Perspectives

September 30, 2021

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 112th year. During the Covid pandemic, the exhibition was replaced by MSWPS Annual Exhibition Online for the first time. Owing to its success and the possibility of…

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Deborah Klein Offering FREE training initiatives for Women

September 27, 2021

Deborah Klein was Guest Speaker for MSWPS 109th Annual Exhibition in 2018. If you have an active creative practice, you are running a small business – and there is no better time than now to build the skills you need to build a future for your creative enterprise. The Stepping Stones Empowerment Pathways + Small…

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Pamela Irving News

September 13, 2021

My work was chosen for the Deakin University Small Sculpture Award 2021. There were 314 entries and 42 works were selected for the exhibition Judges:  Geoffrey Edwards, Jacquie Nichols Reeves, Leanne Willis. Exhibition @ Deakin University Burwood Campus 4th November – 10th December 2021 “Breaking Ground” An exhibition of Contemporary Mosaics using ceramic and mixed…

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A virtual journey to Vicki Sullivan’s Studio

September 3, 2021

Approximately 22 Members joined the Zoom Meeting with Vicki Sullivan in her Rye Studio. As a young mum Vicki bought land in the North and friends helped to build her a house. The walls were lined with silver insulation paper, she had no power, no running water and the toilet was a shovel. Sadly, the…

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