From the President, Ray Hewitt

For 102 years, since 1918, the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society has held its Annual Exhibition despite wars, the economic depressions, the ‘droughts, fires and flooding rains’ and in 2020 we will ‘keep calm and carry on‘ amidst the current pandemic crisis.

We are currently preparing for and working towards presenting our 2020 Annual Exhibition, run entirely by our own members, in our new showcased and modernised way.

As well as the regular Exhibition at the Glen Eira Gallery, where the paintings will be on display for three weeks, we will also have the Exhibition images online where you can browse and buy. Our Instagram will be renewed regularly with images and news to keep you informed and updated.

For safety and health precautions there will be no opening night nor walk and talk sessions, but because our members will be manning the exhibition, an online roster will be available and you can see who is on duty any day and come along to meet the artist, walk around the exhibition with them and have a friendly and informative chat about the paintings, the artists and the society. Normal sales and methods of payment will be available at the exhibition as usual.

We are very pleased to be able to give you all something new and very pleasant to look forward to in August, and will see you at our 102nd Exhibition.

What a fantastic achievement for such a small group of artists, 102 years not out!

Venue:            Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery
Address:         Cnr Hawthorn and Glen Eira Roads, Caulfield, Victoria.
Dates:             Thursday 13th – Sunday 30th August.
Open daily:   10am – 5pm including weekends. Free entry

The exhibition will also be on-line.
The on-line exhibition will be launched on this website the morning of the exhibition opening.
Paintings can be purchased on-line.


(1) There will be no opening night as previously advertised.
(2) There will be no walking tours.

Further details will be posted closer to the event.