The work of Olsen Irwin artist’s Cressida Campbell and Cherry Hood features in the exhibition ‘Mentors: Inspirational Women’ at the newly opened Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition focuses on positive female role models that inspire the students and others to engage in a critical reflection with their works.
“By its very nature, the visual arts are about sharing experiences, and this inspirational group of artists has been consistently generous in providing opportunity for us to share their vision.” – Mary Faith, director, GCS Gallery Abbotsleigh
The not-for-profit gallery is run by Abbotsleigh, an Anglican School for girls and is named in honour of artist and past student Grace Cossington Smith. The gallery will be an active teaching space for the school as well as offer a changing programme of exhibitions and activities accessible to the wider community.
Mentors: Inspirational Women
13 October – 5 December 2013
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076
Cherry Hood, Breaking the spell of all our yesterdays, 2010, Watercolour and gouache on paper, 27 x 20cm, $3,500
Cressida Campbell, Fern still life, 2013, Unique woodblock print, 101 x 90cm, $55,000