Making Pictures
Childrens Gallery
13 March – 30 May 2004


Introduction | Essay | Education | Exhibited works

George Lambert The shop 1909 George Lambert The Shop 1909 Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia more detail

Have you ever visited an artist’s studio?

Making pictures recreates an artist’s studio from 100 years ago – complete with paintings, drawings, an original easel, smock and paintbox and several artists’ sketchbooks. In this exhibition you can see works of art by Australian artists George Lambert, Hugh Ramsay, Thea Proctor and Rupert Bunny. These artists left Australia to live, study and work in Europe during the Edwardian era, around 1900-1914. They all had a traditional artistic training, learning drawing skills as a foundation for making pictures. Like many artists they found inspiration in the works of their peers and in the great works of art shown in museums of London and Paris. They also found inspiration in the excitement of modern life, in the theatre and fashion of the day.

The National Gallery of Australia would like to thank Canberra Repertory Theatre, The Teddy Bear Shop, Fyshwick Antique Centre and Antoni Rudnicki for their generous support of Making pictures.