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Wicked Women with Rosemary Valadon

October 20, 2012toApril 28, 2013

 

*SYDNEY Exhibition

Wicked Women: sexy, rather than sexist with depictions of strong modern-day femme fatales.  Wicked Women Opening Night photos and story

  • Saturday 20 October 2012 – Sunday 28 April 2013
  • Sunday 28 October 2012 at 2.00pm — 3.00pm Talk with Rosemary Valadon
  • Justice & Police Museum

Rosemary Valadon has been regularly drawn to paint women archetypes over the years, with Wicked Women Valadon wanted to tackle the notion of the ‘bad girl’.

Wicked Women: sexy, rather than sexist with depictions of strong modern-day femme fatales, in the audacious colours and commanding poses of pulp fiction book covers.

Tara Moss, actress Rachel Ward and television presenter Sonia Kruger posed for Rosemary Valadon for Wicked Women.  “Instead of comparing the pulp covers with the real criminals of our past, I decided to compare them with contemporary women, and see what has changed in our psyches over these years.”

Wicked Women Talk with Rosemary Valadon Sunday 28 October 2012 at 2.00pm — 3.00pm
Rosemary Valadon will take visitors on an exclusive tour of the exhibition and discuss her inspiration for the show and artistic techniques, and will reveal the stories behind some of the portraits.   Rosemary Valadon has won awards for her work which include the Blake Religious Art Prize and the Portia Geach Portrait Award amongst others. Her work is represented in many collections including those of the National Portrait Gallery, BHP Billiton, Macquarie University Gallery collection, Artbank and private collections. Born in Sydney in 1947 Valadon has travelled extensively drawing inspiration for her work. She currently lives and works in the historic gold-mining town of Hill End, New South Wales.   Part of Art & About Sydney 2012

Free with museum entry | Bookings not required

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