Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Becoming Modern

from left - Deborah Klein, Shane Jones and Julie McLaren

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is presenting an exhibition focussing on Australian women artists from 1920 - 1950. Titled, BECOMING MODERN AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ARTISTS 1920 - 1950, this is an exhibition celebrating the achievements of women artists whose work has not been seen for many years. Ranging from paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, it shows the diversity of talented artists who often spent many years overseas to study and practice their art.

Julie McLaren is the gallery curator, and as usual, she has achieved a wonderful selection, but also, as she pointed out, over ninety percent of the works are from the gallery's collection.

It was a special opening night because the attendees were invited to dress for the period, and so many people did just that. There was delicious food and drinks, something the Art Gallery of Ballarat does so well to celebrate their openings. 

To read more about the exhibition, click HERE