Image: Pru La Motte’s home/studio, the Wombattery, on land of the Kaurna people. Artworks left to right: Ann Newmarch, Pru La Motte, Arthur Boyd
A Way of Being is an intimate retrospective of art and craft work by Pru La Motte
12–14 and 19–21 February 2021.
Noon to 6pm
13 St Lukes Place, Adelaide, 5000.
Free admission: (COVID capacity limitations will be in place)
Pru La Motte (1928-2020) was an intrepid South Australian feminist artist and craftswoman. This retrospective brings together her creative works from the 1960s to the 2000s. The exhibition in the row cottage where Pru lived and worked for twenty years provides a unique opportunity to view her works together with those she collected, from the large coiled vessels made in the late 1960s displayed in the courtyard, to the textiles, woven clothing and wall hangings in the dining room. A new experimental digital archive from work produced in the 1970s will be projected in the library, while Pru’s numerous large pastel drawings and oil paintings hang in the lounge. Along the corridors of the terrace and scattered throughout the house will be a display of Australian art from Pru’s personal collection. This includes original works by well-known South Australians Barbara Hanrahan, Jo Caddy, Bill Salmon, Brian Seidel, Milton Moon and Ann Newmarch.
Funded by the City Adelaide Cultural Grants Program and the Department of the Premiere and Cabinet Arts South Australia.
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