Collection Focus // Abstract Art by Women in the 1980s

This exhibition presents art works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection which have rarely been on display.

10 Douglas St, West Perth WA 6005
Start Date
21 January, 2023
End Date
4 March, 2023

This exhibition presents art works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection which have rarely been on display. The selected works will reveal the substantial contribution that women artists have made to the field of abstract art in Australia. These artists have played a fundamental role in the development of abstract art throughout the 20th century. It is a role that has been sidelined and often overlooked in favour of the celebrated work of their male contemporaries. The specific period of focus for this exhibition is the 1980s, and the works span across painting, collage, ceramics and sculpture, to celebrate and acknowledge the significance of abstract art by women in Australia in the 1980s.


Joan Campbell, Toni Donley, Pippin Drysdale, Lesley Dumbrell, Margery Edwards, Marie Jose Haass, Joy Henderson, Marie Louise Hobbs, Sandra Leveson-Meares, Anne Maughan, Fiona Orr, Helen Grey-Smith, Miriam Stannage, Aida Tomescu

For enquiries, sales, interviews, further information and images available for reproduction, contact Laetitia Wilson, P. +61 8 6217 2641 or email [email protected]  

Image: Marie Louise Hobbs, Hidden Cities, 1984, (detail), copyright of the artist, photo Acorn Photography

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