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Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People
May 12 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mary Alice Evatt, artist and cultural advocate, was married to Dr. Herbert Vere ‘Doc’ Evatt, Justice of the High Court of Australia and prominent Labor party politician. Evatt was an influential and committed advocate of Australian contemporary art. In 1943 she was appointed a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and continued as the sole female member of the board until 1970. The exhibition features works from private and public collections and provides the unique opportunity to view works acquired and bequeathed by the Evatts. This includes works by artists such as Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck and Amedeo Modigliani, as well as works by some of Evatt’s friends, including Margaret Olley, John Coburn, Moya Dyring and Tom Gleghorn.
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition curated by Dr. Melissa Boyde.