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Gagliardi Gallery Award for Steffie Wallace

August 9, 2021

Steffie Wallace showing at the Gagliardi Gallery in London. Congratulations Steffie, how exciting to be selected for the award. “The award I received was the Gagliardi Gallery Award – 25 artists selected for a 10-day exhibition at Gagliardi Gallery, Kings Road, London. Ref: https://www.londonbiennale.co.uk/biennale2021/london-art-biennale-2021-winners/  I applied for the exhibition earlier this year and was thrilled when…

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Member Finalists

July 12, 2021

Anne Marie Szelecky is a finalist in the Biannual FPS National Mono print prize. IMAGE BAGS AND BLUE ROPE. 56 x 56cm. 2019 Hand printed mono print with acrylic and water base inks. Using inked up plastic bags and rope. Continuing the theme of my work about throw away waste, polluting our environment. Out of…

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Jo Reitze Opening by Liz Moore Golding

July 12, 2021

Esteemed MSWPS member and Victorian Artists Society Fellow, Jo Reitze’s long awaited grand retrospective (and current works) exhibition, ‘Celebrating Life in Gouache Oil and Pen’, finally opened officially on Sunday July 4 2021. With Covid lockdowns and restrictions intervening, the original planned exhibition date had long gone. But with the exhibition finally opening, and located…

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Winter Luncheon 2021

July 12, 2021

On the 1st of July many members met up at the Ola Cohn Centre for our annual Winter Luncheon. Refreshments and a delicious lunch were enjoyed by all, and it was great to have the chance to catch up with each other, after the many restrictions of Covid. Our president, Linda McEwan opened the afternoon…

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FEATURED ARTIST Eva Miller

July 5, 2021

Composition in blue, green and yellow – Eva Miller. From 5 July is the featured artwork on the Website Homepage and Facebook. Selected for a Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Exhibition. Judge Amanda Hyatt commented: As a piece of pure colourist abstract art the artist has used colour as the main raison d’être…

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Beatrice Magalotti Migration Series REVIEW

May 17, 2021

Inspired by her 2019 Denmark residency and migrant parents, the artworks in Beatrice’s latest exhibition at Red Gallery in Fitzroy convey an intimate investigation into both the strength and fragility around humans and their search for connection. Be this an urgency for security, the pursuit of improved life-style, or the need for interaction with others,…

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Sue Jarvis Art That Makes You Think REVIEW

May 17, 2021

It has been quite some time since I have seen an exhibition of ‘realist’ paintings by an Australian contemporary that has left me in awe. In the best possible way Sue Jarvis’s exhibition is awesome. Sixty-eight artworks spread throughout the foyer and gallery space of Cardinia Cultural Centre, showcase approximately fifteen years of studio production.…

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FEATURED ARTIST Margaret Picken

May 17, 2021

Smoke and Dust December “19” by Margaret Picken is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Margaret’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt. The judge’s comment: In this case tone does all the work and the artist uses a reduced…

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FLORA: Celebrating The Plant World

March 30, 2021

Five MSWPS Members are currently participating in Flora at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. One of four locations across the Greater City of Dandenong, the 160 artworks are on display on the walls and amongst the artifacts of the Cottage Rooms. Flora is a series of exhibitions, programs and events, offering new perspectives and…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Sylvia Isaac

March 28, 2021

That Night….Remember  is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Sylvia’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt. The judge’s comment: It’s difficult to paint ‘night scenes’ obviously because of the lack of light. This painting captures both a sense of…

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