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Elizabeth Cummings, The Music Room, 1996
Painter Elisabeth Cummings was honoured on Australia Day with a Medal of the Order of Australia.
Cummings has been exhibiting since 1963. In 1996 she won the Mosman Art Prize for her work The Music Room which was exhibited last year at the Mosman Art Gallery in the Prize retrospective Controversy and Acclaim.
“It’s exciting, but it was a big surprise when I heard,” Cummings told the Macarthur Chronicle. “I think it’s nice that it’s an Australian award.”
As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, Year 7SP students from Mosman High School collaborated to express their admiration and acknowledgement of Australia’s unsung heroes. Students constructed sculptural works, incorporating found organic materials and dry point etching, a technique they have been exploring in class.
Observing the theme Indigenous Unsung Heroes students researched, and were inspired by the stories of these individuals, choosing an image that they felt celebrated their achievements.
This collaborative work was shown in the foyer of the Mosman Art Gallery from 4 to 11 July 2010.
At the Gallery, we are all looking forward to Registration Day for this year’s annual Artists of Mosman 2088 exhibition.
This local postcode and Friends of the Gallery and Volunteers exhibition is a great opportunity for artists of all ages and levels of experience to see their work hung in a public gallery. Each year we get around 300 entries from local artists.