In recent happy news, my painting Three Women has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.The triptych will be part of the gallery’s upcoming exhibition, In the Company of Morris, presented in conjunction with the international exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
In the Company of Morris comprises diverse works by historical and contemporary artists that reflect the enduring legacy of William Morris, all of them drawn from the gallery’s permanent collection. Among the artists are: Norman Lindsay, Deborah Klein, Elizabeth Pulie, William Strutt, Fiona Hiscock, Christian Waller, Napier Waller, Kate Rohde, Thomas Woolner, Bernhard Smith, Carole Wilson, Alice Muskett, Gwen Scott, Louiseann King, Stephen Bird, Janet Beckhouse and Emily Floyd.
My painting pays homage to the work of William Morris’s younger daughter, May Morris, an artisan, jewellery, wallpaper and embroidery designer, editor, socialist and educator, who has only recently emerged from her father’s shadow.
The exhibitions open on 20 May and run to 6 August.
Pictured top: Deborah Klein, Three Women, 2021, (triptych), acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5 cm, (each panel).
Photo credit: Tim Gresham.