Paul Finucane, Catherine Stuart

Odd Roads to be Walking: 156 Women who shaped Australian Art

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'It was an odd road to be walking, this of painting' … wrote Virginia Woolf in her classic 1927 novel, To the Lighthouse.

While the life journeys of many artists can be described as ‘odd roads’, few were as original and challenging as those of the pioneering Australian women of art from the late 19th to the 20th century. As these richly talented women gathered around their easels and shared their dining tables, their courage, energy and generosity shone through. This book tells something of the extraordinary lives of these women and in the process celebrates their individual and collective contributions to the shaping of modern Australian art.

Authors: Paul Finucane and Catherine Stuart

Hardback  Published October 2023  304 pages

'………stepping out from the deep, conservative shade cast by the Heidelberg School, this younger generation wove, printed, painted and potted new forms to express the modern, emancipated lives they wished to lead.' – From foreword by Dr Catriona Moore, University of Sydney

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