Margaret Preston I lived at Berowra 1941
The work of Margaret Preston (1875-1963), one of Australia's foremost artists, has remained extraordinarily popular in the decades since her death. Preston’s celebrated oils and prints of Australian flora and fauna reveal that, along with her commitment to Modernism in the inter-war decades, the artist believed that a modern national art for Australia could only come through the influence of Aboriginal visual culture. This focus exhibition will examine Preston's promotion and assimilation of Aboriginal motifs and images through three of her most significant later paintings.
This focus exhibition will mark the end of this series of exhibitions until recommencement in 2003 after the Australian exhibition, Parallel Visions.