Sally Smart & Bessie Davidson: Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

20 March - TBC 2020

Sally Smart, who recently retraced painter Davidson’s life in Paris, has worked with leading dancers Deanne Butterworth and Jo Lloyd to create a new cross-disciplinary video installation that represents Davidson’s relationship with lifelong friend, and rumoured lover, Margaret Preston.  This newly commissioned work by Smart “embodies the timeless psychological tensions for these women, grappling with the avant-garde in art and life, at a traumatic period in human history – with war, isolation, gender, and modernity,”  and will be shown alongside a survey of key works by Davidson from Australian and international collections.



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20 March 2020