Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People

12 May – 24 June 2018

The exhibition features work by Mary Alice Evatt, artist and cultural advocate, who 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 and Maurice de Vlaminck, 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

Image: MARY ALICE EVATT Woman in green sitting on red chair 1930, oil on board, 66 x 55.5 cm. Photo: Graham Lupp