Andrew Gemmill Book Launch 2018
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Study of Karl - Greg Allen Fireside - Greg Allen Elephant - Greg Allen Chrysanthemums - Fiona Bilbrough Summer Paddock - Fiona Bilbrough Changing Paddocks - Fiona Bilbrough
Respite from the summer heat - Fiona Bilbrough Charles - Fiona Bilbrough Via del Duomo, Orvieto - Bill Caldwell Winter Gold - Bill Caldwell Study of Sarah - Bill Caldwell John Rowell Way, Mornington - Bill Caldwell
Arezzo, Italy - Bill Caldwell Porta San Giovanni, Lucignano - Bill Caldwell Lemons - Margaret Cowling Winter - Margaret Cowling Sapling - Margaret Cowling Lane - Margaret Cowling
Persimmons - Margaret Cowling Chatting with Amy - Margaret Cowling Montsalvat - Stephen Doyle Western Port Bay - Stephen Doyle Ricketts Point - Stephen Doyle Towards Flinders - Ray Hewitt
Secluded Beach - Ray Hewitt Near Creswick - Ray Hewitt The Beagle Replica, Punta Arena, Chile - Amanda Hyatt Rance Valley Bretagne, France - Amanda Hyatt Indian Market - Amanda Hyatt The Artist Studio - Amanda Hyatt
Cycling - Amanda Hyatt Constable Country - Amanda Hyatt Peter - Lee Machelak Crimson Scarf - Lee Machelak Blue and Orange - Lee Machelak Clouds over Garbagna - Ross Paterson
Late night in the garden shed - Barbara McCallum Burning Off - Barbara McCallum Summer Landscape - Barbara McCallum Strawberries - Barbara McCallum Sawdust and Shadows - Guest Artist Jennifer Fyfe Summer Swells, Delicate Light, Kilcunda - Peter Smales
Hibiscus Study - Peter Smales Pierre and Pinocchio - Paul McDonald Smith Camellias - Paul McDonald Smith Towards Mt Anakie - Paul McDonald Smith Morning, Glen Helen - David Taylor Light and Shadow, Loch - David Taylor
Moments like these Tambo - David Taylor Cast of Evening, Hobart - David Taylor A Rest between Showers, Strahan Tasmania - David Taylor The Green Dome, Launceston - David Taylor Street in Izmir - David Taylor Low Tide, Padstow UK - Maxwell Wilks
Moonrise, Cowra - Maxwell Wilks Break of Day - Maxwell Wilks Stanley, Tasmania - Maxwell Wilks Back from Fishing - Joseph Zbukvic Paris Corner - Joseph Zbukvic Princes Bridge Melbourne - Joseph Zbukvic
Before the Race - Joseph Zbukvic Dusk in the Piazzas, San Marco - Guest Artist Jennifer Fyfe A Bright Winters Morn - Guest Artist Chris White Rising Cloud, Walwa - Guest Artist Chris White Afternoon Light, Swan River- Clive Sinclair Summer Afternoon - Clive Sinclair
Afternoon Light - Clive Sinclair Snookered, WC, 92 x 60cm, Amanda Hyatt Morning Shadows Montsalvat Eltham oil 73x97 Angela Abbott Chinese pots with honesty, Oil,60 x 76cm Barbara McCallum Cortona and the Val de Chiana, Oil on Linen, 97 x 107cm Bill Caldwell Mornington Evening, WC on paper, 120x90cm Clive Sinclair
Power of Nature Bicheno Tas., WC, 61 x 63cm  David Taylor Good Value, Oil on Linen, 71 x 58cm, Fiona Bilbrough Chioggia , Italy, WC  54 x 45cm Greg Allen Apollo Bay, WC, 100 x 74cm Herman Pekel Winter in Melbourne, WC, 55x35 cms, Joseph Zbukvic Hexagonal Teapot, Oil, 51 x76cm Lee Machelak
Autumn Light, Creswick Gully, WC, 26.5cm x 36.5cm Margaret Cowling Snow Gums at Dinner Plain, Oil  94 x 78cm Maxwell Wilks Cumquats and Lemons, Oil on Linen, 28 x 35cm Paul McDonald Smith Gum Blossoms, Oil on Board, 40 x 30cm Peter Smales Clouds from Ricketts Point, Oil, 102 x 92cm Ray Hewitt Kilcunda Bridge 72 x 55cm Oil  Stephen Doyle
By the Bunch, Oil on Belgium Linen, 45 x 34cm Jennifer Fyfe Ding Dong, Oil on Linen, 125. x 96cm Chris White - Guest Artist Saturday in Melbourne - Greg Allen Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula - Amanda Hyatt Flinders Ranges, Amanda Hyatt Winter Mood,Ray Hewitt
Roadside Gums - Ray Hewitt Commemorative centenary publication -  “Mavericks and Masters” Iris, on Gold - Angela Abbott Fauve Rural - Greg Allen Sun and Wind, Chioggia, Italy - Greg Allen Back Beaches, Sorrento - Greg Allen
Jerseys of Gippsland - Fiona Bilbrough Kelly Country, Glenrowan - Bill Caldwell After the Rain, Merri Creek - Margaret Cowling The Palais St Kilda - Stephen Doyle Chinese Screen with Bird of Paradise - Stephen Doyle Watsons Bay, Sydney - Stephen Doyle
Picnic Point, Sandringham - Stephen Doyle Banksia Still Life - Stephen Doyle Farm Shed - Ray Hewitt Grey Horse - Lee Machelak Mud Man - Lee Machelak Oriental Still Life - Lee Machelak
A Hard's Day Night - Lee Machelak The Orange Cloth - Barbara McCallum In the Studio - Barbara McCallum Summer Light, Strathbogies - Ross Paterson Summer Morning, Dookie - Ross Paterson Brachina Gorge, S.A. - Ross Paterson
Beechworth Brass Band - Ross Paterson Moralana Gorge, S.A. - Ross Paterson A May Day, Dookie - Ross Paterson After Rain, Woori Yallock - Herman Pekel Camberwell - Herman Pekel Waterfall, Strath Creek - Herman Pekel
Warrandyte - Herman Pekel Yarra Glen - Herman Pekel Towards the East Coast, Tasmania - Clive Sinclair Approaching Storm, Low Head Tasmania - Clive Sinclair Evening Ricketts Point - Clive Sinclair Grey Afternoon, Westgate - Clive Sinclair
Afternoon Bellarine Peninsula - Clive Sinclair Werribee Gorge and You Yangs - Peter Smales Southerly Swells, Delicate Light, Kilcunda - Peter Smales Apollo Bay Hills and Reflections - Peter Smales Native Hibiscus in Glass Vase - Peter Smales Hide and Seek, Spring, East Melbourne - Peter Smales
Lorne View - Peter Smales Summer, Fairfield and Yarra - Peter Smales Lentils - Paul McDonald Smith Prickly Pear Preserves - Paul McDonald Smith Plums and Raspberry Vinegar - Paul McDonald Smith Apples - Paul McDonald Smith
Hilltop Terpsichoreans - near Sutherlands Creek - Paul McDonald Smith Grazing in the Moorabool Valley - Paul McDonald Smith Golden Light - Breakaway - Maxwell Wilks Moonrise, Cowra - Maxwell Wilks Lake Wendouree - Maxwell Wilks Country Road - Joseph Zbukvic
Summer Haze - Joseph Zbukvic Heading Home - Joseph Zbukvic Promenading Jardin des Tuileries - Jennifer Fyfe, Guest Artist Study in Grey - Chris White , Guest Artist The Monet Pond, Midsummer, Montsalvat - Angela Abbott The Pinnacles, Halls Gap, Grampians - Angela Abbott
Sunflowers in Ceramic Vase - Angela Abbott Nude with Butterfly Tattoo - Angela Abbott Iris on Brown Paper - Angela Abbott  Back Beaches, Sorrento - Greg Allen  Listening to the Day, Kimberley WA - Greg Allen Winter Light - Greg Allen

Jenny Pihan Fine Art


22 August 2018 - 9 September 2018

Jenny Pihan Fine Art
@ Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery
Cnr. Glen Eira & Hawthorn Roads

Opening Night: WEDNESDAY 22nd August 2018
Doors Open at 6pm.

A year of celebration with the Centenary Exhibition of the TMPS.
Join the members to celebrate this milestone.

Commemorative Centenary Publication - “Mavericks and Masters” $25 at Show

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Current TMPS 2018 Membership

Bill Caldwell (President)
Angela Abbott, Greg Allen, Fiona Bilbrough, Margaret Cowling, Stephen Doyle, Raymond Hewitt, Amanda Hyatt, Herman Pekel, Lee Machelak, Barbara McCallum, Paul McDonald Smith OAM, Ross Paterson, Clive Sinclair, Peter Smales, David K Taylor, Maxwell Wilks, Joseph Zbukvic

Guest Artists for 2018

Chris White and Jennifer Fyfe

Free Art Talks Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 2018

Thursday 23rd August 1PM Paul McDonald Smith
Friday 24th August 1PM Margaret Cowling & Angela Abbott
Saturday 25th August 2PM Greg Allen
Sunday 26th August 2PM Max Wilks
Wednesday 29th August 1PM Fiona Bilbrough
Thursday 30th August 2PM Clive Sinclair
Friday 31st August 1PM Max Wilks
Saturday 1st September 12 Noon Bill Caldwell
Saturday 1st September 2PM Ross Paterson
Sunday 2nd September 12 Noon David Taylor
Sunday 2nd September 2PM Peter Smales & Joseph Zbukvic
Wednesday 5th September 2PM Stephen Doyle & Ray Hewitt
Thursday 6th September 1PM Paul McDonald Smith
Friday 7th September 1PM Greg Allen
Saturday 8th September 11AM Clive Sinclair

ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON … the tradition continues!

In 1918 a new artists’ association was to emerge: The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society.

The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc., is about to celebrate one hundred years.

Today’s group of accomplished practitioners, as did their forebears, share a clear mission or purpose.

Their success as a group in attaining this amazing milestone, where other societies over the years have expired, is due in part, to the contribution made by Max Meldrum, who was a significant figure in the history of the TMPS. Meldrum responded to nature in a manner that was innovative and personal, yet which was at the same time technically competent and occupied a position in the evolving realist tradition of Western painting.

This attitude reflected what came to represent the spirit of the TMPS.

The commitment of the TMPS members is what the strength of the society is built upon. They are mindful of their responsibilities that have been inherited. The members frequently promote and share the practice of realist painting through teaching. Miss Shirley Bourne OAM, for example, (a former President of the TMPS, a notable portraitist), through her inspiring teaching, represented an influential figure in the development of many artists, including several current members.

The Society continues to support the bi-annual A.M.E. Bale Scholarship for realist or figurative painting. The award, ‘A Travelling Scholarship’, to afford the winner the opportunity to study the works of old masters, especially in Europe.

The Constitution of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society describes the Society’s paramount objective as consolidating and improving, “the standards of traditional art in the community”. This concentrated group of artists had established a considerable reputation as painters who observe, distil and interpret the world around them. In the sense that their work finds its grounding and inspiration in the domain of visual appearances.

Their work may be described as Realism.

The Society includes a diversity of approaches to subject matter, content and technical execution. For some members their portrayal of their physical or social environments is enlivened by an impressionistic or dashing immediacy of execution. Some members are drawn more towards formal, poised and idealized organization of their subjects. Others assume more ‘naturalistic’ or ‘illusionist’ objectives, with a sharp, perhaps even meticulous, recording of detail.

The strictly limited number of painters admitted to the Society, together with the electoral admission process, has tended to ensure that, whatever the character of their reflections upon the visual realm of nature or society, Members of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society are highly accomplished practitioners of their ‘particular genre’ of painting.

A few painters were appointed as Official War Artists during World War 11, drawn from the ranks of the Society’s Members. Ralph Warner, Ernest Buckmaster, Sybil Craig, Sir William Dargie and Colin Colahan, all received war-time appointments to portray the activities and human dramas of Australian service men and women, and their geographic theatres of operation.

The TMPS membership over the past 100 years lists many names now legendary in the history of Australian art, along with many other distinguished artists; each of whom has bought and continue to bring individual skills and proficiency to the pictorial arts.

Past President Paul McDonald Smith wrote of the Society honouring “realistic portrayal in a manner relevant to the present day, calling upon established European tradition of drawing, design and tone in a disciplined way.” He underscored that a concern for technical facility, compositional finesse and realism does not necessarily imply an archaistic art form rooted in earlier centuries. Technically competent and adroitly composed realism, he argued, is perfectly capable of addressing contemporary themes and current pictorial issues.

We acknowledge and thank Mr Peter Pinson OAM (Foreword of the “90 years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.”) and Mr Paul McDonald Smith OAM (TMPS Member) for their contribution to and Publication of the book “90 years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.”

We cordially invite you to visit and celebrate all that is the “Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.”, in 2018 … the tradition continues!

Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc. 100th Celebratory Exhibition 2018
Venue: Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery
Address: Cnr. Hawthorn and Glen Eira Roads, Caulfield, Victoria
Opening Night: Wednesday 22nd August – Doors Open 6pm
Open Daily: Thursday 23rd August – Sunday 9th September, 10am – 5pm
Quality works…Happy clients!

Foundation Members

Alice Bale, Edith Downing, Polly Hurry, A.E. Newbury, Isobel Tweddle, George Colville, Rose A. Walker, William Frater, Richard McCann, Carl Hampel, Mrs H. M. Gulliver, Jas Stuart Anderson, Jo Sweatman, Alexander Colquhoun, Elsie Barlow, Bernice Edwell, Ruth Sutherland, Miss. C. E. James, Clara Southern, Bertha Merfield.

Past Members
Rupert Bunny, Victor Cobb, Percy Leason, Arnold Shore, John Farmer, Malcolm Warner, E. Kimpton, Arthur Markham, Alan Martin, George Bell, Alexander Colquhoun, John Rowell, Max Meldrum, William Rowell, Margery Withers, John Loxton, Percy Watson, Francis Roy Thompson, Alfred Coleman, John Borrack, Sir William Dargie, David Moore, Shirley Bourne, Margaret Cromb, Dorothy Whitehead Griffiths, Marjorie Martin, David Newbury, Gordon Speary, Patricia Moran, Elizabeth Colquhoun, Colin Colahan, James Quinn, Harley Griffiths, Reshid Bey, Alan Gallagher, Edgar Finley, Ramon Horsfield
A.W. Harding, Clarice Beckett, August Cornehls, Sir John Longstaff, Rollo Thompson, Alma Figuerola, Ernest Buckmaster, John Munro, Edwin Doutch, Ron Crawford, Sybil Craig, Rex Bramleigh, John Hennessey, Max Casey, Peter Glass, June Hobart, Douglas Miller, Audrey Snell, Graham Moore, Jacqueline Fowler, June Barnett, John Dudley, Dagmar Cyrulla, Judith Perrey, Judith Wills, Julian Bruere.

Current TMPS 2018 Membership

Bill Caldwell (President)
Angela Abbott, Greg Allen, Fiona Bilbrough, Margaret Cowling, Stephen Doyle, Raymond Hewitt, Amanda Hyatt, Herman Pekel, Lee Machelak, Barbara McCallum, Paul McDonald Smith OAM, Ross Paterson, Clive Sinclair, Peter Smales, David K Taylor, Maxwell Wilks, Joseph Zbukvic

Guest Artists for 2018

Chris White and Jennifer Fyfe

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