Eveline Syme
The factory 1933
linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks
National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra Purchased 1979
© Estate of Eveline SymeEveline Syme

Eveline Syme
The factory 1933
linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks
National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra Purchased 1979
© Estate of Eveline SymeEveline Syme

Educator’s preview: Spowers & Syme

21 July 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Free event | light refreshments

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Join us for an exclusive preview of the Spowers and Syme exhibition and discover more about the Gallery’s tailored Learn program.

Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, the National Gallery Touring Exhibition Spowers and Syme will present the changing face of interwar 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.

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