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Art, Love and Life: an Australian love story

Art, Love and Life: an Australian love story

Art and love …. is there anything more romantic than that? For the first time, the story of one of Australian art’s most significant marriages will be told in a new exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.

The personal artistic union of Ethel Carrick & E Phillips Fox, two of Australia’s most significant late impressionist painters, will be celebrated in a major exhibition from April 16 to August 7, 2011.

Art, Love and Life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox includes more than 100 paintings and gives a fresh view of both artists’ careers, telling their stories jointly for the first time in a major institution.

Queensland Art Gallery director Tony Ellwood said Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox were painters of modern life at the turn of last century and this exhibition provided an insight into their active artistic careers and extensive travels together around Europe, North Africa and Australia.

“Audiences will encounter works dating from 1880s to the 1940s, including Carrick and Fox’s much-loved beach and North African scenes, flower and vegetable markets, colourful parks and intimate views of families, women and children,” Mr Ellwood said.

The exhibition’s opening weekend will feature tours, talks and discussions with visiting speakers and Gallery curators.

For more information visit the Queensland Art Gallery website.

Yours in Brisbane art galleries,


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