• Exhibitions

Becoming Modern: Australian women artists 1920-1950

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
Until 04 Aug 2019

During the early decades of the 20th century, women were becoming more visible in the arts in Australia than ever before. Increased access to art schools meant that more women artists were becoming professional artists, showing their work and achieving exposure in the media.

Although the art world in Australia was still dominated by men and women artists were still subject to prejudice from their male counterparts and critics, women became renowned for their bold and groundbreaking use of colour, line and form and bright new approaches to the depiction of Australian themes.

Becoming Modern is a celebration of the tenacity and innovation of Australian women artists. It features works by over forty artists, including Margaret Preston, Grace Crowley, Thea Proctor and Grace Cossington Smith.

This stunning exhibition is an opportunity to view rarely-seen works from the Gallery’s collection, including paintings, prints, drawings and ceramics.

Content: Art Gallery of Ballarat
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Entry cost:

Free entry

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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