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Spowers & Syme

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Every day, 11am to 5am Saturday 3 December to Sunday 12 February 2023 Except Monday 5 December, Monday 12 December, Monday 19 December, Tuesday 20 December, Wednesday 21 December, Thursday 22 December, Friday 23 December, Saturday 24 December, Sunday 25 December, Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December, Wednesday 28 December, Thursday 29 December, Friday 30 December, Saturday 31 December, Sunday 1 January 2023, Monday 2 January 2023, Monday 9 January 2023, Monday 16 January 2023, Monday 23 January 2023, Thursday 26 January 2023, Monday 30 January 2023 and Monday 6 February 2023

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Adult: $12Concession: $10Member: $4Child: $0

Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, the National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition Spowers & Syme will present the changing face of Inter-war Australia through the perspective of two pioneering, modern women artists.

The exhibition offers rare insight into the unlikely collaboration between the daughters of rival media families. Studying together in Paris and later with avant-garde printmaker Claude Flight in London, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme returned to the conservative art world of Australia – where they became enthusiastic exponents of modern art in Melbourne during the 1930s and ‘40s.

Much-loved for their innovative approach to lino and woodcut techniques, Spowers & Syme showcases their dynamic approach through prints and drawings whose rhythmic patterns reflect the fast pace of the modern world through everyday observations of childhood themes, overseas travel and urban life.

Spowers & Syme is a National Gallery Touring Exhibition supported by Major Patron David Thomas AM, Visions of Australia, and the Gordon Darling Foundation. Spowers & Syme  is a Know My Name project.

Curator: Dr Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings.

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