Lesley Dumbrell
Foehn  1975
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1976
© Lesley Dumbrell

Anne Dangar 
Un composition, pochoir  1936
drawing in brush and gouache
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2002

Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists

25 February to 07 May 2017

Drawn from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia, this exhibition reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. Covering the work of 38 artists from a wide ranging period, the exhibition reveals a passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation and conceptual innovation. Includes works by Margaret Preston, Dorrit Black, Grace Crowley, Anne Dangar through to Inge King, Yvonne Audette, Margo Lewers, Janet Dawson and Melinda Harper, among others.

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