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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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FEATURED ARTIST Lucy Fekete

February 8, 2021

Painting While Waiting by Lucy Fekete is the current featured artwork on The Website Homepage and Facebook Page. Lucy’s painting was awarded Highly Commended at the 111th MSWPS Annual Changing Perspective exhibition, judged by Amanda Hyatt. The judge’s comment: A huge statement painting and an excellent piece of graphic art. One can almost feel (from…

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A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship

January 25, 2021

The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The exhibition of finalists showcases the impressive works by the artists selected by the judging panel comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, in the Major Award Travelling Scholarship, Oils or Acrylics and…

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Sculpture at Acheron – Submissions Now Open

January 25, 2021

Inspired by a quote from her father, John Rennie, whose love and knowledge of this land was without bounds – “There’s nothing like walking over a place. You have to live there, walk over the ground, to get a feel of it” – Marian used this insight as the theme for a sculpture exhibition. Within…

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Changing Perspectives Inaugural MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner

January 4, 2021

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No. 43 Stormy Passage by Beatrice Magalotti as recipient of the MSWPS Sculpture Award Winner. Stormy Passage is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Judge’s Comment: This section was difficult because as a sculptor myself, one who builds rather than cuts away, I understand the complexities of such…

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Changing Perspectives Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner

November 9, 2020

2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt selected No.41 In the Studio – Gwendoline Krumins as recipient of the Annie Davison Oliver Award Winner. In the Studio is currently the Featured Artwork on the MSWPS website. Her Comments on the artwork: The winning painting is a very well executed interior en plein air and looking at it, the…

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111th Annual Exhibition 2020 Judge: Amanda Hyatt

November 6, 2020

MSWPS is pleased to announce that Amanda Hyatt has accepted the invitation to Judge the 111th Annual Exhibition. Amanda is a tonal impressionist Alla Prima watercolourist, making every brushstroke matter, who also paints in oils. She believes that light and atmosphere are the key essentials for her art and doesn’t rely on colour. She uses…

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