Dorrit Black: unseen forces

After almost half a century of neglect, Adelaide-born artist Dorrit Black (1891-1951) will be celebrated at the Art Gallery of South Australia with the largest ever retrospective exhibition of her work.

Featuring over 200 works, 'Dorrit Black: unseen forces' will highlight Black as a prolific modern painter and printmaker who contributed to the development of modernism in Australia. The exhibition will also chronicle Black's formative European period, her time and influence in Sydney, and her late Adelaide years, when she produced some Australia's greatest landscapes of the mid-twentieth century.

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Dorrit Black: unseen forces
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australia 5000

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  • Image: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891–1951, The Bridge, 1930, Sydney, oil on canvas on board, 60.0 x 81.0 cm; Bequest of the artist 1951



  • 14/06/2014 - 07/09/2014


  • Free entry


  • Art Gallery of South Australia
    North Terrace
    SA 5000

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