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Rockhampton celebrates women in art

Rockhampton celebrates women in art

Females first

Text: Yeong Sassall


Image: Rockhampton Art Gallery

This group exhibition puts the spotlight on some of Australia's most notable female artists, writes Noelle Faulkner

The vibrant Rockhampton Art Gallery is arguably the most celebrated regional art space in Queensland. It's a not-so-well-kept secret that houses some of the best mid-century paintings, as well as an abundance of significant modern works - Sidney Nolan, Grace Cossington Smith, Jeffery Smart, Arthur Boyd and Russell Drysdale all reside in the gallery's collection.

Showing until Mother's Day, the gallery's current exhibition, Women of the Gallery, is an uplifting and joyous celebration of women in art and is well worth a visit. The group show puts some of Australia's best female artists in the spotlight - from natural history lover Elizabeth Gould's fascinating illustrations to Dorothy Thornhill's sublime works, Annette Bezor, Adelaide Perry and a brand new proposed acquisition by Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton-  an incredible work to see up close. Don't forget to take your mum.

Women of the Gallery is on show until May 10; rockhamptonartgallery.com.au.

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