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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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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President’s Message

May 25, 2020

Hello members of MSWPS, I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I have adjusted to this quiet life too well, I know I will struggle to go back to a busier existence. On a personal note, when we get together again you may notice a difference in my appearance, I have taken this…

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May 11, 2020

Dear Full Members, You are invited to participate in a rare event. PLEASE JOIN THE MSWPS TIME CAPSULE 2020 – 2050 SIZE – A4 OR SMALLER Art Work with title & medium on PAPER (must be dry)  or  a Photograph of a Sculpture DUE DATE – DELIVERY Winter Lunch 2020 or – POST to arrive before…

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Featured Artist

April 20, 2020

Incoming Tide by Susan O’Brien is the current featured artwork. Incoming Tide 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: Susan O’Brien’s ‘Incoming Tide’ I enjoyed for its lovely coloration, confident brushwork and sharp composition – this…

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Vale Valda Cuming OAM

April 13, 2020

Valda Cuming OAM passed away on 7th April. A prolific artist and member of MSWPS since 1995, Valda, in 2019 received her OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for her services to the arts. Rebecca Robinson, also MSWPS Member has written the following Tribute: Valda was born on 31st July 1929. She devoted most of her…

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March 23, 2020

Dear Members, This post is an initiative to keep you informed about activities at your MSWPS and  due to the spread of the Coronavirus your Committee has made the decision to delay all person to person activities for three months including Life Drawing, Member Meetings and the Special Event on April 30. We do not…

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