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Margaret Whitlam Galleries

Sample

Tattooed Faces Sampler

1997
Deborah Klein
Linocut on interfacing, double-sided Momigami, unbleached Calico

Proposition

Kendal Murray
1997
3 pieces of Stainless Steel Pins and Steel Mesh

Domestic Weaponry

Doris Rainsford
2000
6 hand built, Clay and glazed sculptures

Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Deborah Klein
1995
Linocut on Paper

Installation shot of Sample exhibition

Anne Ferran

Installation shot of Sample exhibition

Anne Ferran

Bird

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn
1994
Casuarina Seeds on Paper

Bird, Nak and Diamond (left to right)

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn
1994
Casuarina Seeds on Paper

The Grammar of Ornament No. 1

Christine Willcocks
1997
Laser Print and Etching on Paper

Installation shot of Sample exhibition

Installation shot of Sample exhibition

Venue
Female Orphan School, Parramatta Campus (View Map)
Date
7 - 19 Dec 2003
Open
Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Sample

Inaugural exhibtion at the Female Orphan School, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus.

The University of Western Sydney is committed to developing the Female Orphan School as a place that will be used by the wider community for cultural events and other public activities. The artworks in this exhibition are from the University's collection, which contains significant works by contemporary Australia women artists.Works were chosen to showcase the richness and diversity of contemporary women's art practice, as well as displaying the technical expertise, wit and imagination of these artists.

The Female Orphan School was once a place where girls from the ages of five to thirteen were taught sewing, weaving, religion, writing, cooking, laundry and other domestic work. Many traditional feminine preoccupations have been drawn upon by artists in this exhibition through visual references to lacemaking, sewing samplers, tapestry, women's apparel and kitchen utensils. Other works specifically address the history of the Female Orphan School, evoking the memory of the lives of the women who passed through it during the 19th century.

Monica McMahon
Art Curator
University of Western Sydney