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An image of In the penumbra of perfumes and songs by Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward

(Australia 1938 – )

In the penumbra of perfumes and songs
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, scraping out on paper on white wove paper laminated onto canvas

145.0 x 145.0 cm sheet; 159.5 x 159.5 x 6.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Woodward 94".
Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1994
Accession number
© Margaret Woodward
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1994 Dobell Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1994.

Bibliography (4)

Helen Campbell, Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, ‘Other works acquired from the Dobell Prize for Drawing’ compiled, pg. 62-72, Sydney, 2012, 11, 72 (illus.), 74.

Isabel Hendriksen, Margaret Woodward: inside looking out, Parramatta, 2003, 41-41, 43 (illus.), 68.

Gavin Fry, Margaret Woodward: paintings 1950-2002, Roseville, 2003, 114 (illus.). 103

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'A fine harvest of drawings: legacy of an exceptional draughtsman', pg. 28-31, Newtown, Nov 2011, 31.

Exhibition history (4)

Dobell Prize for Drawing 1994, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1994–15 May 1994

Dobell Drawing Prize 1998 (Touring show):

Margaret Woodward: inside looking out, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 11 Apr 2003–08 Jun 2003

Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Drawing Prize: