Third Drawer Down in collaboration with Charles Blackman and Heide Museum of Modern Art presents a three piece collection of art products originally designed for the incredibly successful Schoolgirls exhibition. Collectible and functional products designed to bring art into the every day, from one of Australia's greatest living artists.
About the Artist
Charles Blackman is one of the most important living artists from post-WWII up until today. Blackman has won many awards that lead up to a major retrospective in 1993 and being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Australian art in 1977. He earned critical acclaim for his early Schoolgirl and Alice series, the latter of which was based on the character from the fantasy novel by Lewis Carroll. Through these works, Blackman displayed a talent for depicting events from his subjects’ point of view, often creating compositions with odd angles, washed-out colors, and isolated environments.
“I believe an artist should be like a tall white stallion running free through the hillsides never fenced in, wondering and wandering”
Materials + care instructions
Alice, 1956 tempera, oil and enamel on hardboard 189.9 x 133 cm Heide Museum of Modern Art Bequest of John and Sunday Reed 1982 © Charles Blackman