Stars in the river: The prints of Jessie Traill.

Title

Stars in the river: The prints of Jessie Traill.

Venues

National Gallery Of Australia (16 February 2013 – 23 June 2013)

Date

(2013)

Summary

Single-artist exhibition. Located: Australia (ACT). Prints.

Country of context

Australia

Abstract

This exhibition celebrates one of Australia’s most important printmakers of the early 20th century, Jessie Traill. Embracing the medium of etching in the early 1900s, Traill forged a radical path for printmaking in Australia through the duality of her vision. From sublime aquatints of the natural landscape to her major series documenting the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the prints of Jessie Traill combine poetic sensitivity with an unerring eye for line and form. Her large, bold and dramatic compositions are recognised as vital to the evolution of postwar modernism. [Gallery publicity].