Lily Allport: in retrospect
The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts has just launched an extensive exhibition of the art of Curzona Allport, known as Lily to her family and friends. Lily forged a successful career as a professional artist in England and Tasmania, at a time when women were expected to take the path of marriage and children.
Coinciding with the exhibition, former Allport Librarian Marian Jameson has just published Miss Lily, a biography of the artist, lavishly illustrated with Lily’s work across a wide range of media: watercolours, oils, drawings and superb printmaking.
At this special Friends Free Floor Talk, we are doubly blessed to have Allport Curator Caitlin Sutton to walk us through the exhibition, and author Marian Jameson to tell us about the spirited and determined Lily.
If you’ve been to the Allport before, you’ll know what a treasure house it is. If you haven’t visited before, this is an opportunity not to be missed, while it is filled with the outstanding work of an illustrious member of the Allport family.
This is a free event, but for organisational purpose, please let us know you are coming. Places are limited, so please RSVP early.
Above: [Black swans], undated. Colour woodcut, 9.5 x 13 cm. Accession No. FA1326, ALMFA, TAHO.