An exhibition of the life and work of painter, printmaker and potter, Maude Poynter (1869-1945). The exhibition comprised over sixty pieces from private collections and is accompanied by a new biography by curator and historian, Glenda King. Maude Poynter was born in Geelong, Victoria, and studied at the Slade School of Art, London and at the Kingston-on-Thames School of Art. She moved to Tasmania in 1917, and established a pottery at Ratho, Bothwell, where her students included Violet Mace (her cousin) and Mylie Peppin, who became leading art potters in their own right. Maude Poynter’s wide-ranging and inventive work reflected her connections with the British art world, the optimism associated with Federation, women’s achievement of voting rights and the growth of the Arts and Crafts Society of Tasmania.
14 Mar 2018 – 26 May 2018