09 Jun 2021

Art Talk: Margaret Preston – An Australian Vision

Nick Yelverton, Assistant Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

“One of Australia’s most significant artists, Margaret Preston, was a key figure in the development of modern art in Sydney from the 1920s to the 1950s. Renowned for her paintings and woodcuts of local landscapes and native flora, she was an outspoken public voice on Australian culture and championed a distinctly Australian style, based on the principles and motifs of modernist, Aboriginal and Asian art.” – Art Gallery of New South Wales

Please join us for this talk by Art Gallery of New South Wales curator, Nick Yelverton.  Nick’s recent projects include the travelling exhibition, Fieldwork (2020-21), In any way, shape or form: the new abstraction (2016), Janet Laurence: the matter of the masters (2017-18) and Australian art and the legacy of the Russian avant-grade (2017). He has also contributed to the following AGNSW exhibitions; Pop to popism (2014), John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist (2017) and Streeton (2020).

Image: Margaret Preston, 1909. State Library SA

Wednesday 9 June 11am

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