Third Drawer Down Studio proudly presents a new collection of stunning textiles featuring artwork from one of Australia's most celebrated modernists, Margaret Preston. Honouring the artist's gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home. This 4 set of coasters features the artists West Australian banksia, Hibiscus, Native hibiscus and Gum Flowers artworks. Gorgeous hues of pink and artist signature make these a wonderful gift for those abroad to showcase Australian art history.
Preston's desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works feature flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.
About the Artist
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists. Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian "national art", she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.
Materials + care instructions
-Coaster Size: 10cm (3.9”)
West Australian banksia, 1929 Prints, woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache. Printed image 44.2 h x 38.0 w cm National Gallery of Australia. Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1985. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency
Hibiscus, 1925 Prints, woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured. Printed image: 24.6 h x 24.9 w cm. National Gallery of Australia. Purchased 1973. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency.
Native hibiscus and gum flowers, 1936 Prints, woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache. Printed image 24.8 h x 25.0 w cm. National Gallery of Australia. Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1984. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate/Copyright Agency
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