Helen Maudsley Video

March 4, 2018

In 2017 MSWPS had the pleasure of Helen Maudsley presenting ‘A Life’  at the 108th Annual Exhibition. The National Gallery of Victoria presented her solo show in late 2017. MSWPS Member Robyn Pridham has recommended this video, the first in a new series of interviews with artists about their process and practice. Helen Maudsley’s personal…

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Yolo Man and His Apocalyptic Alphabet

February 14, 2018

Deakin University Downtown Gallery 12 February – 29 March 2018 YOLO is a social media acronym meaning You Only Live Once. Pamela Irving’s ‘YOLO Man’ character started life in her murals at St Kilda’s Luna Park and were most recently shown at the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics in Chicago, USA. In this series of original…

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Succulents in Situ

February 14, 2018

You are invited to view and celebrate paintings and drawings of gardens and succulent plants by Jo Reitze. Kinross Arts Centre Sunday 4th March 3 – 5pm Details on the invite. E Invite to Succulents in Situ paintings and drawings by Jo Reitze Artist’s statement:   Last year I spent much time painting…

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Little Wings by Erica Wagner

February 7, 2018

Erica Wagner will be showing at No Vacancy Project Space The Atrium, Federation Square Tuesday  – Sat 11am – 5pm & Sun 12 – 5pm 6 – 18 February 2018 To create the paintings and collages in this exhibition I continued my practice of drawing and painting from life and from nature, and then…

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January 31, 2018

Dear all, Am just back from Ocean Grove but plan to sketch at La Trobe Cottage tomorrow. I know that Marion and Annie plan to come too so hope to see more of you there as well. Our exhibition at the cottage opens on Sunday 18 March at the celebration of La Trobe’s birthday.   If…

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January 11, 2018

The MSWPS Life Drawing is held at the Ola Cohn Studio, 43 Gipps St East Melbourne. Our sessions are always held on Thursday, starting at 10:30 am concluding 12:30 or 1pm. Parking is no problem although there is a 2 hour time limit. All sides of Darling Square are available with no charge. Moving the…

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2018 Dates for your Diary

January 4, 2018

Diary Dates: Happy New Year to all MSWPS members and patrons. Life Drawing – Every Thursday 10.30am – 1.30pm  Restart 1 Feb 2018. Life Drawing at the Ola Cohn Centre 41-43 Gipps Street East Melbourne. The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ola Cohn Centre on Thursday March 1st.    

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Featured Artist

December 5, 2017

The MSWPS Home Page features a sectioned detail of painting Autumn Garden. Jo Reitze in 2017 is Winner of the Danks Trust Award. Selected as Winner by Clive Sinclair, FVAS at the 108th Annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives. DANKS TRUST AWARD The Danks Trust Award has been gifted to honour a MSWPS member for her dedication…

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A Note From Jo

November 27, 2017

Dear all, On Tuesday evening (November 21) at the awards presentation at the Victorian Artists Society several MSWPS received awards. This year almost a third of the finalists were also MSWPS. Congratulations to Noel Waite AO, a Past President of Vic Artists as well as a MSWPS member, for being awarded the highest accolade of…

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