Presented In conjunction with Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and watercolours, the exhibition In the company of Morris celebrates the ongoing legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris in the work of Australian artists in the Art Gallery of Ballarat Collection from the 19th century until today.
The influence of Morris’ radical, anti-industrial ideas in both design and politics continues to be visible in the Australian cultural landscape today. His writings were used in early art school teachings, his workshop produced tapestries for families across the country and his philosophies influenced countless artists.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood discussed migrating to Victoria as a group, though in the end only Thomas Woolner and Bernhard Smith made their way continuing their artistic careers and furthering public knowledge of the movement in Australia.
Artists included in the exhibition include Norman Lindsay, Deborah Klein, Elizabeth Pulie, William Strutt, Emily Floyd, Fiona Hiscock, Deborah Klein and Paul Yore.
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Art Gallery of Ballarat - Level entry from Lydiard Street via self-opening doors. Accessible toilet on the ground floor. Hearing augmentation equipment is available. Small elevator services the two levels. Large power wheelchairs and mobility scooters may require the service elevator to gain access to the second level. All spaces are large and easy to navigate.
20 May - 06 Aug
10:00am - 5:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350