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Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox

Ethel Carrick

Ethel Carrick | French flower market 1909 | Private collection | Photograph: Geoff Sumner

16 April – 7 August 2011 | QAG

'Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox' is a ticketed exhibition. For everything you need to know about entry fees and purchasing your tickets in advance online, visit our Tickets & Packages page.

The ‘Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox’ exhibition tells the story of an artistic marriage and partnership, one of the most significant in Australian art. Both were painters of modern life at the turn of the last century, and the exhibition will explore the inflections of life and society in their work, from bustling scenes of markets and beaches, to intimate views of families, women and children.

Born in Australia, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915) married the English painter Ethel Carrick (1872–1952) in 1905 and, over the next decade, they lived in the centre of Paris, travelling through Europe, North Africa and Australia in search of exotic subjects for their expressive paintings. After Phillips Fox died suddenly in 1915, Carrick continued her career, tirelessly promoted her late husband’s work and continued to thrive on adventurous travel.

The exhibition offers unprecedented access to more than 100 paintings, works on paper and ephemera exploring the artists’ lives, subjects and milieu, drawn from major institutions and private collections across Australia.

| Please note | Photography is not permitted inside the exhibition space.

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Special Surrealism offer | Keep your exhibition ticket from ‘Art, Love and Life’ and present it at the 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams' ticket desk any Monday or Tuesday and receive a 20% discount off your ‘Surrealism’ ticket entry.


Guided Tours
11.00am & 2.00pm | (Sunday 17 April, 11.00am only and Anzac Day 25 April, 2.00pm only) | Purchase your ticket and meet your volunteer guide inside the exhibition entrance.

Tour for hearing-impaired visitors
10.00am Friday 27 May | Assistive listening devices (FM system) are available for visitors with a hearing impairment. As the number of devices is limited, bookings are essential. To book, call the Education Bookings Office on (07) 3840 7255 between 8.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, or email educationbookings@qag.qld.gov.au. Admission fees apply.

Auslan-interpreted tour for Deaf visitors
3.00pm Sunday 29 May | Purchase your ticket and meet your volunteer guide inside the exhibition entrance. No bookings required.