- (circa 1930)
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour linocut, printed from two blocks on thin cream laid tissue
- 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.
- Purchased 1977
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Eveline Syme
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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 …"
Shown in 5 exhibitions
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
Modern impressions; Australian prints from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2016–Jan 2017
Intrepid Women: Australian women artists in Paris 1950, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 01 Dec 2017–25 Mar 2018
Referenced in 8 publications
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 and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, 8, 9. NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.
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
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, Sydney, 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.
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