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The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (1902 - )

From
1902
Melbourne
Occupations
Arts organisation
Alternative Names
  • Melbourne Society of Women Painters
  • Students' Art Club
  • Women's Art Club
  • Woomballana
Website
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mswps/welcome.html
Location
The Ola Cohn Centre for the Arts, 41-43 Gipps Street, East Melbourne

Summary

The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors was founded in 1902 by women who had been students at the Art School of the National Gallery of Victoria, to provide a forum for artistic discussion and an opportunity to view and comment on each other's work.

Originally named the Students' Art Club, it became "Woomballana" (meaning either 'everlasting beauty' or 'search for beauty') Art Club, The Women's Art Club, the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and finally, in 1954, the present title was adopted.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mswps/welcome.html.

Related entries

President

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Records, 1904 - 1978, MS 10713; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Jane Carey and Anne Heywood

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