Odd Roads to be Walking – 156 women who shaped Australian art

An illustrated talk on the lives and work of eight Tasmanian female artists of the 20th century, by art enthusiast Paul Finucane, will be held at the Devonport Regional Gallery on Monday 3 February.

These stories are included in Dr Finucane and Catherine Stuart’s recently published book Odd Roads to be Walking – 156 women who shaped Australian art.

As the name suggests, this book deals with the lives and work of important Australian women artists of the 20th century. Further information on the book can be found on www.oddroads.com.au

A disproportionate number of important Australian women artists of the 20th century came from Tasmania.

Those Tasmanian artists whose lives and work are discussed in the book include

Curzona Allport (1860-1949), Jean Bellette (1908-1991), Edith Holmes (1893-1973), Mabel Hookey (1871-1953), Mildred Lovett (1880-1955), Florence Rodway (1881-1971), Dorothy Stoner (1904-1992) and Violet Vimpany (1886-1979).

Paul Finucane and Catherine Stuart are both art enthusiasts who are also fascinated with the life stories of people. Paul is the primary author and Catherine is responsible for the images of works by the artists and co-production. Together with Aileen Finucane, the authors sourced portraits of the artists.

Dr Finucane is a medical doctor based at Wagga Wagga, NSW and has a strong interest in the visual arts. He has written three art-related books.

The talk will be held in the Main Gallery from 6 p.m.

ENDS

 Media Contact: 
Geoff Dobson
Director
gdobson@devonport.tas.gov.au
T. 6424 0577 M. 0419 505 838

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