Image: Norah Gurdon, Greeve’s Paddock, Kalorama, c 1930s, oil on canvas on board. © City of Whitehorse.

Opening on International Women's Day, Thursday 8 March, this inspirational exhibition of art by women in the Whitehorse Art Collection includes both local and internationally renowned artists.

The artworks range from those produced in the early years of the 1900s to as recently as last year. This makes for a brilliant exploration of the history of art over that time.

A multitude of ceramics, paintings, photographs, prints and textiles will showcase the talent of female artists represented in the Collection.


Images: (left) Ruby Pilven, Void no 1 & 2, 2014, terracotta, porcelain and gold lustre. © The Artist.
(right) Chloe Vallance, Between the silence and the rainbow, 2011, colour pencil and oil on paint and plywood. © The Artist.

Some artists have created works for the simple joy of art production depicting flowers, landscapes and portraits. Others have created art with a deliberate message, from environmental concerns to the state of politics or comments on world events.

Works include ceramics by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Judith Pungarta Inkamala and Jill Symes, and paintings by Clara Southern, Florence Hayward and Norma Bull.

Local Whitehorse artists with work in the exhibition include Box Hill residents Fiona McKinnon and Roma McLaughlin.

Don't miss this stunning compilation of handpicked works that will appeal to both regular art lovers and those simply curious about the fine works kept in the collection.

Images: (left) Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers, Tina and the Bleaters, 1996, soft sculpture collection wool and multi-media. © The Artists.
(right) Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Rona's Father Shooting Cattle for Hermannsberg Butchery, 2012, hand-built terracotta and underglaze. © The Artist.

Public Program:

FREE EVENT - Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection - BOOKED OUT

21 April 2018

Please note that this floor talk is fully booked out.

To celebrate this unique exhibition, a free public event will provide guests with the opportunity to 'meet the artists'.

This is a rare chance to meet an incredible group of talented women and discover more about their art practice and what drives them.

Artists in attendance will include Amy Kennedy, Roma McLaughlin, Fiona McKinnon, Kathy Fahey, Heather Bingham, Janet Kidson and many more.

Meet the Artists - Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection
Saturday 21 April, 2pm
Whitehorse Artspace, inside the Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd.
RSVP essential
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