This exhibition explores the view from the year 1919 in the art world in Australia. It examines the different styles, media and diversity of art making in this period. The exhibition looks at the context of the era, relating the art making to world events and current attitudes.
Key artworks from the Gallery’s founder John Salvana, Hans Heysen, Sidney Long, Grace Cossington-Smith, Margaret Preston and Grace Crowley all feature in the exhibition. The focus on the early decades of the twentieth century and the Australian art scene, particularly in Sydney, allows for a discussion of the key artistic debate of the time, between traditional and modernist artists.
Exhibition opens: 6pm–8pm Saturday 1 June 2019