Christian Waller & Klytie Pate: Daughters of the Sun - Art Collector

Christian Waller. ‘The robe of glory’, 1937. Oil on canvas, 172 x 267cm. Collection of the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Image courtesy; the artist and Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

This exhibition tells the story of Christian Waller, celebrated Australian printmaker of the Art Deco era, and her niece, the pioneering ceramic artist, Klytie Pate. Waller’s print work is characterised by a complex symbolism, combining ancient classical and literary subjects alongside occult motifs in a dynamic style owing much to the bold geometry of Art Deco and the handmade ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Waller’s niece, Klytie Pate, under her aunt’s guidance, mastered her chosen craft of ceramic art to become one of Australia’s foremost studio potters of the twentieth century.
Exhibition opens: 10am Saturday 10 November 2018  
Exhibition closes: 10 February 2019
Location: Bendigo Art Gallery. 42 View Street Bendigo VIC
Phone: (03) 5434 6088                         


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