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Margaret Preston: Art and Life

Margaret Preston, 'Australian coral flowers' (detail) 1928
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Margaret Preston
Australian coral flowers (detail) 1928
Gift of Andrew and Wendy Hamlin 1992
Collection: National Gallery of Australia
© Margaret Preston, 1928. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney, 2005
 

Margaret Preston in her garden at Berowra (detail) 1937
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Margaret Preston in her garden at Berowra (detail) 1937
Photograph: FJ Halmarick
Courtesy: Fairfaxphotos
 
 
Margaret Preston
Australian coral flowers (detail) 1928
Gift of Andrew and Wendy Hamlin 1992
Collection: National Gallery of Australia
© Margaret Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
 
Margaret Preston
Self portrait (detail) 1930
Gift of the artist at the request of the trustees 1930
Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales
© Art Gallery of New South Wales

Margaret Preston: Art and Life

18 February – 1 May 2006
Admission fees apply | Gallery 4 

Margaret Preston’s (1875–1963) paintings and woodblock prints are among the most popular in Australian art. Modern, cosmopolitan and intensely coloured, Preston’s images of still-life subjects and the Sydney metropolis capture a moment of extraordinary innovation in the history of Australian art. Preston was one of the country’s first serious advocates of Aboriginal art: her early appropriation, and promotion, of Aboriginal imagery has contributed to her ongoing significance. This comprehensive exhibition presents around 100 paintings and 80 prints as well as pottery, textiles and illustrative work.

More information is available on the 'Margaret Preston' exhibition website, courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

This exhibition is presented alongside 'Grace Cossington Smith: A Retrospective Exhibition'.

Admission

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
 
 
 
An exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales