At a time when State Galleries are scrambling to collect the works of more women artists from this period, the Ledger Collection includes a surprisingly large number of women artists, many of whom you will not have heard and you may be seeing their work for the first time.
Pick up a copy of the exhibition catalogue at the door and use it to find the works of such women as Elizabeth Parsons and Alice Rowen who arrived from England and were exhibiting and painting landscapes in the 1880s.
Later Dora Meeson and Jean Bellette were painting in the 1920s to 1950s. while Shay Docking was painting a generation later. Joy Hester and Lena Bryant are also represented.