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Artwork - Painting - 'The Tapestry' by Leonard French

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Art Collection Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria

Description
Mural consisting of 4 panels.
Size
1.2m x 4.12m (each panel measures 1.22 x 1.78 m)
Object Registration
A00056
Keywords
art, leonard french, french, artwork, mural
Historical information
Leonard FRENCH ( 8 October 1928 - 10 January 2017)
Born Brunswick, Victoria

In early 1959 Leonard French was commissioned by the Ballarat Teachers' College students to paint a mural. The students were responsible for the payment of the work. When unveiled artist George Bush remarked: "the 1959 students have left something not just to 'oooh' and 'ah' at, but something that is thought provoking, arresting and interesting. This work of art keeps something in reserve and draws you to search for deeper meaning behind the splendour of colour. This mural is not one which will not fade the interest of its beholders, but one which will provide intrigue for generations to come."

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.
When Made
1959
Made By
French, Leonard
Last updated
7 Mar 2019 at 11:39AM