Sybil Craig 1901-89: Modernist Painter

4 June - 30 July 2006

The first public gallery retrospective exhibition of this early Australian Modernist painter highlights her wonderful use of colour and design in a diverse range of media, techniques and subject matter.

The National Gallery School, Melbourne, gave Craig a sound training for her popular flower and portrait studies. However, her association with leading modernists between the wars led her to pursue her art in a deliberately experimental and spontaneous way.

Kirsten McKay, the Gallery's curator, has brought together works from public and private collections around Australia for this major exhibition which will tour to Geelong and Mornington Regional Galleries.

 

Sybil Craig
Red Apples in a Bowl
1934

Sybil Craig
Still Life Study
1948



Sybil Craig
Still Life with Pumpkins
c.
1937



Sybil Craig
Peggy

1933