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5th October - 17th October 2017

Opening: Thursday 5th October 2017 at 7:00pm

Viewing Until: Tuesday 17th October 2017 12:00pm

Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors 108th Annual Exhibition will feature art works by women artists working in a vast range of media and approaches from the traditional to the innovative. Hence the exhibition’s title Changing Perspectives 2017. All artists represented have submitted folios and curriculum vitae to MSWPS Committee to be eligible to exhibit. This requirement ensures that the high standards, set so long ago, are upheld.

This exhibition has something to engage everyone!


Concurrently downstairs in Cato Gallery there will be A Tribute Exhibition to Connie Walker FVAS (a member since 1983 who passed away this year) and MSWPS Life Drawing; works completed in Thursday morning Life Drawing sessions.


MSWPS is honoured that Clive Sinclair VAS, the highly regarded artist and teacher, will officially Open MSWPS 108th exhibition. He will also judge and present

The Annie Davison Oliver Award ($1000)and The Danks Trust Awards ($1000).

The Constance Wu Award ($500) will be presented later to the artist receiving the most votes.


Special Event: Elegant Afternoon Tea & Talk at 1.00pm Thursday, 12 October

NB It is important to RSVP for this event.

The Elegant Afternoon Tea and Talk has become a popular event of MSWPS Annual Exhibition. For the first time it will be presented in the newly renovated gracious, Victorian Artist’s Society Galleries, that have been beautifully restored to their historic glory.

We are delighted to welcome Helen Brack, (Maudsley) as our guest speaker.  Helen opened and judged our exhibition a couple of years ago and was an inspiring speaker.  Her talk, ‘Helen Brack - A Life’ Life as a painter, mother and wife to artist John Brack will background her upcoming solo exhibition, Helen Maudsley - Our Knowing and not knowing.


For Afternoon Tea Bookings & information: Phone Linda: 9807 3187

Admission: $20 members $25 non members



Image courtesy of the artist and Niagara Galleries Melbourne


Helen Brack (Maudsley)

The Rose Petal Scrolls, become the Scrolls of our Ancient Past; of the Law; of Wigs, still worn.

The Hands of Now, of Doing. The Pear that is Flesh and Heart.

The Conflict with Arrogance.

Also, the Flicker of Life, and the Question Mark., 2014

oil on canvas

74.5 x 80.5cm