Women lead the charge

The Tame Bird by Thea Proctor
The Tame Bird by Thea Proctor

In the aftermath of WWI, a new movement in Australian art transformed its viewpoint from the largely (and male dominated) rural depictions of the Australian landscape, to one that showed the vitality of urban life.

It was led by women modernists such as Grace Cossington Smith, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston, Jean de Courtenay Isherwood and Edna Jane McKenzie. Many of them moved to Europe to take part in the vibrant artistic world and returned to push the boundaries of experimentation.

The Lismore Regional Gallery presents The New Charge: Australian women modernists, to be opened Monday, February 18, by The Hon John Robert Arthur Dowd, Chancellor at SCU. It runs till April 7. For gallery hours phone 6622 2209.

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