It is thrilling to see the Art Gallery of South Australia opening a major exhibition on Dorrit Black (1891-1951), a long time favourite (with her little gems of paintings visible in many galleries) yet someone often overlooked, despite her dedication to her practice. In a letter to her brother from 1938 (quoted in the Winter edition of “Articulate”), she writes, “And after more than twenty years of struggling to make an artist of myself, I cannot give it all up & settle down to being nothing but a good sister & daughter.” She was a woman ahead of her time, and I think so many of us will still relate strongly to the sentiment she expresses. “DORRIT BLACK: UNSEEN FORCES”, 14 June to 7 September 2014.
This exhibition follows the intriguing “DARK HEART: 2014 ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART”, which breathed great energy and verve into this exhibition. Congratulations Nick Mitzevich, and thanks for continuing to do great work.
See below for an interview with Nick, recorded in 2013.