27 July - 30 September 2007
Breaking New Ground celebrates the achievements of six leading Brisbane women artists. These innovative women made significant contributions to the development of twentieth-century Australian art. Artists include Margaret Cilento, Pamela MacFarlane, Margaret Olley, Joy Roggenkamp, Kathleem Shillam and Betty Quelhurst.
Margaret Cilento and Pamela MacFarlane became important figurative painters and printmakers; Betty Quelhurst and Joy Roggenkamp excelled in the landscape genre; Kathleen Shillam became Queensland's most prominent woman sculptor; and Margaret Olley developed into one of the country's finest painters of still life and interiors.
Drawn from the QUT Art Collection as well as from other public museum and private collections, the exhibition highlights key works by these artists from the mid 1940s to the early 1970s.
Curated by Stephen Rainbird
Presented by QUT Art Museum