A Room of One’s Own

18 December 2015 – 29 May 2016

Three influential female artists united by talent, tenacity and self-belief.

Virginia Woolf wrote of the need for a figurative space of privacy and concentration, free from interruption, family responsibilities and financial constraints. Artists Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins and Louise Henderson were well aware of the need to safeguard themselves from the derailments of societal expectation. Each required talent, tenacity, self-belief and good fortune to sustain her career, and together they created valuable precedents for those who followed.