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An image of Skating by Eveline Syme

Eveline Syme

(Australia 1888 – 06 Jun 1961)

Title
Skating
Year
(circa 1930)
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour linocut, printed from two blocks on thin cream laid tissue
Edition
10/50
Dimensions

12.2 x 15.3 cm image (irreg.); 17.7 x 18.4 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "E.W. Syme". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
337.1977
Copyright
© Estate of Eveline Sime
Location
Not on display
Further information

Syme was a friend and fellow student of Ethel Spowers at the Grosvenor School in London. She had discovered the work of Claude Flight through his publication Lino-cuts, in a Melbourne bookshop and later wrote:

"Here was something new and different, lino-cut no longer regarded as a base form of woodcut, but evolved into a distinct branch of 20th century Art. I had seen nothing more vital and essentially 'modern' in the best sense of the word than the reproductions shown …"

Bibliography (8)

Roger Butler., Melbourne woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920's and 1930's, 'Woodcuts and Linocuts of the 1920s and 1930's', Sydney, 1981, (illus.). Collection of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; Not paginated; No catalogue numbers

Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, 'The Grosvenor School and colour linocuts', pg. 199-205, Canberra, 2007, 200 (colour illus.). Collection of National Gallery of Australia

Roger Arthur Butler and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, 8, 9. NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 15 (colour illus.).

Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the machine age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor school, 'The Australians: Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme', pg. 65-68, England, 1995, 68, 180 (illus.). cat.no. ESy 4; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, 'Coming home: the influences on Australian modernism', pg. 44-61, Adelaide, 2000, 52 (colour illus.), 56, 126. dated 1929; Collection of National Gallery of Australia

Josef Lebovic, Australian women printmakers, 'Foreword', pg. 2, Paddington, 1988, 14. cat.no. 108; dated 1929; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 149, 152.

Exhibition history (3)

Important Women Artists (1977), Jim Alexander Gallery, Ormond, Aug 1977 -

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995

Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010