Into the Light - The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
(UWA Publishing Custom, Perth, 2012, 130 pages, 104 colour reproductions)
The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is one of Australia’s most fascinating specialist art collections. Assembled since 1974 by collector and patron Lady Sheila Cruthers, the collection showcases the work of Australia’s women artists from the 1880s to the present. Lady Cruthers gifted the Collection to The University of Western Australia in 2007 so it could remain intact and available to the public. Her generosity provides a means by which current ideas about Australian art and art history can be reconsidered in a new light.
Into the Light tells the story of the collection, and presents a compelling view of Australia through women’s artwork, historical photographs and essays. Providing insight into art history and contemporary developments, it is a must for collectors, artist and art lovers. The mixture of iconic and previously unseen images gives this beautiful collection book richness, depth and originality.
Into The Light was published to coincide with the exhibition LOOK. LOOK AGAIN held at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in October-December 2012.
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In the Company of Women: 100 years of Australian women's art from the Cruthers Collection
(Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 1995, 80 pages, 62 colour and 20 b&w reproductions)
In the Company of Women was the first public exhibition of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and represented the Collection after 21 years of collecting. It was developed by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts as a major visual arts event for the 1995 Festival of Perth. The exhibition was also part of the National Women’s Art Exhibition, a nation-wide art event to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of International Women’s Year, through over 140 exhibitions and events at galleries and museums in every state and territory.
The accompanying publication includes an introduction by PICA director Sarah Miller and essays by Catriona Moore, Melissa Harpley, Isobel Johnston and John Cruthers.
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LOOK. LOOK AGAIN 2012 exhibition brochure
This brochure was produced to accompany the exhibition LOOK. LOOK AGAIN. It features an overview essay by exhibition co-curator John Cruthers and nine colour reproductions of key works from the Collection.
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