Virginia Cuppaidge, Vrinda, 1982. Acrylic on canvas, 114 x 182cm.
“Virginia returned to Australia in 2017, after more than forty years in New York. She has been warmly welcomed back with a survey at Newcastle Art Gallery and inclusion in the NGA’s ‘Know my name’ initiative,” says Thompson.
“This painting is one of the last of her smaller Skyspace works, which Jane Eckett from the University of Melbourne described as ’emotionally charged and romantic, yet as tautly balanced as steel constructions’.”