Historical information

This original poster design was produced as entry in the First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work 1907 in Melbourne. Dorothy Leviny was studying art and design at the Bendigo School of Mines at this time, under the tutelage of Arthur T. Woodward, who was recognised as one of Australia's foremost proponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Reference: Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Society (2007): Catalogue. Portrait of an Exhibition. Centenary celebration of the first Australian exhibition of women's work 1907, p. 44.

Significance

One of the few original poster design entries known to remain in existence from the First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work, Melbourne 1907.

Physical description

Original poster design by (Bertha) Dorothy Leviny for the 'Australian Exhibition of Womans' Work', Melbourne 1907. Watercolour design showing Exhibition Buildings (Carlton) and five women in medieval costume blowing their trumpets with trees in background. Text top: 'Australian Exhibition', bottom 'of Womans' (sic) Work' and lower left corner 'Melbourne/1907/Oct, 23rd to Nov. 30.

Inscriptions & markings

Lower right-hand of design - Dorothy Leviny's insignia: A 'B' inside a 'D' with and 'L'