Daugh­ters of the Sun: Chris­tian Waller & Klytie Pate

Art Almanac - - Art In Aus­tralia -

Bendigo Art Gallery Un­til 10 Fe­bru­ary, 2019

The life and work of Chris­tian Waller (18941954), Aus­tralian print­maker of the Art Deco era and her niece, ce­ramic artist Klytie Pate (1912-2010) in­ter­twine in this ex­hi­bi­tion. The art of Waller is char­ac­terised by com­plex sym­bol­ism, com­bin­ing an­cient clas­si­cal and lit­er­ary sub­jects along­side oc­cult mo­tifs. Through her aunt’s teach­ings in de­sign and sub­ject, Pate mas­tered her prac­tice to be­come one of Aus­tralia’s fore­most stu­dio pot­ters of the 20th cen­tury, known for un­usual glazes and ex­ten­sive in­cis­ing, pierc­ing and or­na­men­ta­tion of earth­en­ware pot­tery. Ex Lib­ris: Klytie,

Chris­tian Waller, c. 1932, linocut 13.6 x 7.8cm, ir­reg­u­lar (block) 15.4 x 9.5cm ir­reg­u­lar (sheet) Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourneCour­tesy Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic­to­ria

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