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Eirene Mort: a livelihood

The story at the heart of this exhibition is that of Eirene Mort; a prolific artist, collaborator, teacher, writer, family historian and a ‘new woman’ pursuing a profession in the arts at the beginning of the 20th Century.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Eirene Mort’s death at the age of 98, a fitting time to consider her life and work. View numerous artefacts from Mort's art practice made possible thanks to a generous gift to Canberra Museum and Gallery from her heirs.

A self-described woman of independent means, Mort was an advocate and proponent of the use of Australian materials and motifs in decorative arts. Her translation of the English Arts and Crafts movement to an Australian context coincided with the creation of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901 and helped define a burgeoning national identity.

Dates and times:

From 30 September 2017 to 25 February 2018

Sun 25th:12.00 to 17.00
Sat 24th:12.00 to 17.00
Sun 18th:12.00 to 17.00
Sat 17th:12.00 to 17.00
Sun 11th:12.00 to 17.00
Sat 10th:12.00 to 17.00
Sun 4th:12.00 to 17.00
Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6207 3968


Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square
Canberra City
Canberra City  ACT  2601


Free entry