Launched in August 2010, the Marrickville Women’s Salon (MWS) is a selective-intake exhibition showcasing the works of contemporary female artists living or working in Sydney’s Inner West area, NSW Australia.

The MWS is an exciting opportunity for the public to access a diverse range of contemporary art works in a single group exhibition, and provides a unique platform for emerging and established female artists of the Inner West to network with their peers and community in an enriching, cultural exchange. You are invited to engage with the current face of women’s visual art practice across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.


Representing over 40 female artists of Sydney's inner west


Selection of over 40 female artists is made by the exhibition curator and/or selection panel, based on the aesthetic strength of each artwork and its quality of execution. Artworks are recent pieces created within the last year. Participants are artists, designers or craft-workers who are either residents, or involved in the arts in the Inner West of Sydney.

Great art is still being produced in Sydney's Inner West area due to the availability of affordable studio spaces in vacated warehouses in surrounding industrial estates. I am very excited about and inviting female artists to participate, and to highlighting the talent of our vibrant Inner West art community. Be sure to mark the Marrickville Women's Salon on your arts calendar.


Ellena Rados

Founder and curator