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Spowers & Syme / Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax.

Spowers & Syme / Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax.
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ISBN 9780646842189
Author Noordhuis-Fairfax, Sarina (author)
Title Spowers & Syme / Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax.
Other title Spowers and Syme
Publisher &/or associated date/s Parkes, ACT : National Gallery of Australia, 2021.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.
Note First published on the occasion of the touring exhibition Spowers & Syme developed by the National Gallery of Australia in 2021.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Spowers & Syme celebrates the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme. Their prints, drawings and paintings - remarkable for their expressive energy - capture the zeitgeist of the interwar years. This beautifully illustrated catalogue traces their stories as two women from rival media families who pioneered modern printmaking in Australia. Spowers and Syme were part of a newly independent generation of women artists able to travel widely and study with avant-garde teachers in England and France during the 1920s and 1930s. They brought back to Australia the spirit and knowledge of modern European art movements and techniques, which they shared through the expanding networks of art societies and private women's clubs in Melbourne and Sydney. These remarkable women supported each other's aspiration to become professional artists in a changing world and are now recognised for their significance as progressive artists dedicated to producing art that was truly of its time.
Subjects Spowers, Ethel, -- 1890-1947
Syme, Eveline, -- 1888-1961
Women artists -- Australia -- 20th century
Women artists -- Australia -- Exhibitions
Art, Modern -- Australia -- History
Prints -- Technique
Other Corporate Bodies National Gallery of Australia
Call number 2021.297
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A00949657 2021.297
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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