Lismore regional Gallery Director Brett Adlington is proud to prese t Clarice Beckett and Grace Cossington Smith's work as apart of an exhibit on Australian women modernists. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Lismore regional Gallery Director Brett Adlington is proud to prese t Clarice Beckett and Grace Cossington Smith's work as apart of an exhibit on Australian women modernists. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Woman modernists on show

A NEW exhibition officially opens at Lismore Regional Gallery tonight, showcasing works from Australian female artists in the inter-war period of 1925-1945.

Director of Lismore Regional Gallery, Brett Adlington, said the show, The New Charge: Australian Women Modernists, includes works from artists such as Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Grace Cossington Smith, Clarice Beckett, Ethel Spowers and others.

These women artists, practicing in the period from 1925 to 1945, saw a growth in social freedom and as many travelled they became familiar with developments of modernism in Europe, he said.

Official opening of The New Charge: Australian Women Modernists is 5.30pm today.

The exhibition will be open at Lismore Regional Gallery until April 7 2013.



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