INTREPID WOMEN : AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ARTISTS IN PARIS 1900-1950

Dorit Black ‘Nude with Cigarette’.

INTREPID WOMEN, the next exhibition to come to the S.H. Ervin Gallery will be opened by prominent Australian artist Wendy Sharpe on Tuesday 5th December.

Social changes in Australia in the first half of the twentieth century meant that women could take care of their own destinies and make lives of their own.

The exhibition will feature the work of 30 Australian female artists who travelled to Paris, the world’s undisputed centre for the arts, to study, paint, visit galleries, salons, and artists’ studios.

These women  were bold and determined risk takers. South Australian Marie Tuck worked and saved for ten years before accumulating enough funds to allow her to travel and live in Paris.

The exhibition will run at the S.H.Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks until 11th March, 2018.

The Gallery  is open from Tuesdays to Sundays between 11am and 5pm. Alongside the Gallery is a  small bookstore well worth perusing, and a lovely, old style cafe where Devonshire Tea and similar delights are served.

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Featured image – Bessie Davidson ‘Las Robe Juane’. 

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