Grace Cossington Smith and the Modernist Landscape

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Dr Ann Stephen (Senior Curator, University Art Gallery and Art Collection, The University of Sydney) examines the work of Grace Cossington Smith, one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th century painters and important early exponent of modernism in Australia. Gain insights into Cossington Smith’s approach to modernism through her glowing and intimate landscapes depicting her home in Sydney’s outer suburbs. Auslan interpreted.

‘Making Modernism’ showcases the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by the celebrated and pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

On view at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) 11 March-11 June 2017

Image: Unknown / Grace Cossington Smith, c.1930–40 / 8522207 / Collection: Australian War Memorial, Canberra