Curtain (c. 1934)
linocut on linen
176.0 x 176.0 cm irreg.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Kathleen Montgomery, 1994
© Michael O'Connell/DACS, London. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This NGV Collection focus showcases the vibrant print designs of British-born textile artist Michael O'Connell who lived and worked in Melbourne from 1921-1937. From early figurative works, to a fascination with classical motifs, Australiana and later abstraction, O'Connell's fabrics chart the emergent aesthetic of the modernist age.
The display is just one highlight of the newly refurbished 19th and early to mid 20th century Australian Collection galleries.