EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT
with Lara Nicholls
Assistant Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture at the National Gallery of Australia
This visually exciting exhibition reveals the remarkable contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. It has been women artists who predominantly led the field, showing confidence, curiosity and innovation as they engaged with one of the defining movements of the twentieth century, the influences of which are still strong today in contemporary art practice.
Image: Melinda Harper Untitled 2001 oil on canvas 183.5 x 156.4 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2001 © Melinda Harper. Licensed by Viscopy.
The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges funding support from the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.