Exhibition 11 – 30 November 2017
Official Opening Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm
PERRY was born and educated in Melbourne. After leaving school she
studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School under Bernard Hall and
Frederick McCubbin and exhibited with the Victorian Artists Society
1915 to 1918. She was awarded the 1920 Victorian Travelling
Scholarship and went on to study at the Royal Academy School, London
for three years. She studied under Glyn Philpot, Charles Sims, Walter
Sickert, Gerald Kelly and Ernest Jackson. In 1924 she studied at the
Royal Academy in Paris.
On her return in 1925 the family moved to Sydney where she continued to paint and exhibit at various venues. An important exhibition for Adelaide was the ‘Young Moderns’ exhibition at Sydney’s Grosvenor Gallery in 1926 and 1927 which was organised by George Lambert and Thea Proctor and where she would have met John Brackenreg. She also taught art at the Julian Ashton Art School from 1930 to 1933 until she opened her own school of drawing and painting in 1933. She continued this school until her appointment as head art teacher at the Presbyterian Ladies College Croydon until the early 1960s after teaching there for just over 30 years.
Adelaide Perry was a foundation member of the Contemporary Group, the Australian Academy of Art and also a member for many years of the Society for Artists. She was well-known as a portrait painter but was equally skilled as a painter of landscapes and still life.
A Retrospective Exhibition was held at Artarmon Galleries Sydney in 1971 and launched by Dr Lloyd Rees. The current exhibition is work from this exhibition purchased by founding director, John Brackenreg (1905 – 1986) O.B.E., F.R.S.A.
Represented: National Gallery Canberra ACT, Art Gallery of NSW, Adelaide Perry Gallery Croydon NSW and several Regional Galleries
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