Grace Cossington Smith

28 July - 9 October 2005


We remember her as one of Australia's great modern artists, but to those who knew her she was 'MRS VAN GOGH'...

The Art Gallery of South Australia invites you to see life through the eyes of Grace Cossington Smith and enter a world awash with vibrant colour.

Fresh from the National Gallery of Australia, Grace Cossington Smith: A Retrospective Exhibition showcases the career of one of Australia's pioneers of modernism: Grace Cossington Smith, the artist dubbed ‘Mrs Van Gogh’ for the extraordinary colour and light in her work. Featuring 100 paintings, drawings and rarely seen sketchbooks, this major retrospective exhibition reaffirms Grace Cossington Smith as a major 20th Century Australian artist.

Grace Cossington Smith: A Retrospective Exhibition leads the visitor on a visual journey through the artist's life; from early student works, to images of wartime Sydney; from her eyewitness account of the Sydney Harbour Bridge construction, to portraits of family and friends, still-life subjects, landscapes and above all, her radiant, light-filled interiors.

Adelaide audiences are the first outside Canberra to see this remarkable national touring exhibition which will be on display until 9 October 2005 before travelling to Sydney and Brisbane.



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