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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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A Note from Angela Abbott

July 27, 2020

In our newsletter was such a lot to prove that creative processes (and a time to impart some law and order to home storage items. etc…) carry on strongly through these weird Covid 19 times! The exhibition I mentioned in the feature on my “socially-distanced self portrait”, duly opened for four days at limited hours…

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Annee Kelly in Lockdown

July 27, 2020

In the Second of the Lockdown Series of articles by members we discover Annee Kelly’s re-evaluation of what she loves about art making: Meeting with the Government restrictions during the Covic19 Lockdown and staying at home, has enabled me to pursue my love of painting, particularly Watercolour, in a more intensive way and endeavour to…

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Drawing From Life – Ev Hales

July 20, 2020

From the excellent submissions for the Winter Bulletin and Members articles about being in a COVID 19 world, a series of posts will follow the complete articles sent in by several members who had to have abridged versions in the Bulletin. The first in the Series is by Ev Hales, whose article featured in WATERMARK,…

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Lockdown 2.0 and Stage 3 Restrictions

July 13, 2020

Dear Members, On behalf of your MSWPS Committee I regret to inform you of changes yet again to our Calendar of Events. You will be aware that as from, 8th July there was a return to Stage 3 Restrictions. This means that there are only four reasons to leave home: for food and essential items;…

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FEATURED ARTIST Jo Reitze

June 30, 2020

Front Garden Winter by Jo Reitze is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Front Garden Winter 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: Front Garden Winter reminds me of the work…

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Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June

May 25, 2020

Reconciliation week, held on 27 May – 3 June, marks the anniversary of the Australian referendum in 1967, celebrating the culture and history of the Indigenous people in Australia.  This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week – In this together – is now resonating in ways that could not have been foreseen when it was…

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