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Earth and Sea

July 16, 2018

Louise Foletta exhibits her Sea paintings and charcoal drawings from after the fires with Glenys Hazelman’s Earth porcelain, featuring Box Gum leaves. “Bithry Inlet, is an isolated spot on the NSW southern coast. I try to capture a timeless moment of beauty and wonder. Solitude, rhythm of the tides, lapping waves of salty water on…

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A Reflective World

July 16, 2018

A retrospective of works by Janice McBride An exhibition of artworks by Janice is currently showing at The Long Gallery at Montsalvat 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham Janice is a painter and printmaker who has established a distinguished career over her lifetime. Her career embraces a wide range of arts practice, including theatre design, sets, costume…

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FEATURED ARTIST Beatrice Magalotti

July 9, 2018

Beatrice is MSWPS Featured artist for July 2018. Her Bronze work ‘Waiting’ received: THE ANNIE DAVISON OLIVER AWARD at CHANGING PERSPECTIVES 2017 – MSWPS 108th Annual Exhibition Judged by Clive Sinclair FVAS. Annie Davison Oliver was a long serving Treasurer and Benefactor of MSWPS. Her death in 1997 at the age of 94 ended a…

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2018 Winter Lunch: A poem by Angela Abbott

July 4, 2018

Prelude to the 2018 MSWPS Winter Luncheon by Angela Abbott Crisp white cloths with Bay Leaf frieze. Carmel welcomes us with ease, Looking mod in arty suit “Ladies! Come! A photo shoot”! “Hush (she taps a glass discreetly) More urgent now! She works us neatly. Ladies bent on conversation Gathering with great elation Muse on…

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Marian Ellis Rowan (1848-1922)

June 25, 2018

Two paintings found in an op shop were actually national treasures. Staff at the Baptist Church Op Shop in Vincentia, on the South Coast, were going through an anonymous donation when they discovered two timeless pieces of art. Someone recognised the artist’s signature, Marian Ellis Rowan, and, after some Googling, they realised they had found…

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The MSWPS 2018 Winter Luncheon

June 25, 2018

The tradition of the winter luncheon continues to thrive and was well attended by many current and new members who were warmly welcomed to the Society. On arrival members were greeted with drinks supplied by the MSWPS Committee. Prior to the commencement of lunch, Carmel O’Connor had kindly organised a professional photographer to take a…

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Ballarat Train Trip

May 31, 2018

On Friday 25th May a group of MSWPS Members braved the cool! weather, meeting at Southern Cross Station to take a train trip to Ballarat. A few lines to accompany the image from Jo Reitze: Just letting you know that we had a wonderful time in Ballarat It was great to see Von Guerard’s paintings…

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Introduction to MSWPS Website

May 31, 2018

At the General Meeting on 10th May 2018 Denise Keele-bedford presented and Introduction to MSWPS Website. Highlights of the introduction are in the May 2018 Bulletin. Past President Joan Richard presented Denise with a copy of ‘More Than Just Gumtrees’ by Juliette Peers. ‘More Than Just Gumtrees’ is a publication about the History of the…

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PRESIDENTS REPORT 3 May 2018 Carmel O’Connor

May 31, 2018

On 3rd May 2018  MSWPS President Carmel O’Connor presented her First Presidents Report for 2018. Click on the link to read the report.MSWPS Presidents REPORT 3 May18 Carmel O’Connor

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A Retrospective Exhibition of June Hobart (1923 – 2001)

May 16, 2018

A Retrospective Exhibition of June Hobart (1923 – 2001) Cato Gallery Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert Street East Melbourne June Hobart was a Member of MSWPS from 1971 so will be well known to our older members. June Hobart studied Fine Art in the studios of Archie and Amalie Colquhoun in Melbourne where she was…

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