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Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith - The bridge in-curve
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Grace Cossington Smith
The bridge in-curve (detail) 1930
Collection: National Gallery of Victoria

Grace Cossington Smith - The lacquer room
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Grace Cossington Smith
The lacquer room (detail) 1935–36
Purchased 1967
Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Grace Cossington Smith: A Retrospective Exhibition

18 February – 1 May 2006
Admission fees apply | Gallery 12 & 13 

Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) played a leading role in the development of early twentieth-century art in Australia. Her striking paintings and drawings of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction in the late 1920s were potent symbols of a new, modernised Australia. These works, together with her innovative still lifes and home interiors, make her one of the period’s most important artists. Featuring more than 100 paintings and drawings from public and private collections, this National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition also includes 20 of the artist’s sketchbooks, and surveys the full span of her career from 1910 to 1971.

An exhibition catalogue is available from the Gallery Store.

More information is available on the Grace Cossington Smith exhibition website, by courtesy of  the National Gallery of Australia.

This exhibition is presented alongside 'Margaret Preston: Art and Life'.


Tickets are for entry to both ‘Margaret Preston: Art and Life’ and ‘Grace Cossington Smith: A Retrospective Exhibition’
Adults: $10
Concessions: $8
Booked student groups and children 13–17 years: $5
Children 12 & under: Free
Last tickets sales: 4.15pm
Exhibitions close: 4.45pm
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