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Join the curator of the showcase Norman Lindsay: Fauns and Ladies in State Library of Queensland's special Australian Library of Art showcase for an in-depth look at the collections on display.
Norman Lindsay: Fauns and Ladies marks 50 years since the death on 21 November 1969 of artist, writer, etcher, sculptor and cartoonist Norman Lindsay.
The showcase highlights items from the Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan, donated to State Library under the Cultural Gifts Program.
The controversial and fascinating world of Norman Lindsay comes to life through his much-loved published works, illustrations created as he energised the very genesis of the art press in Australia, and original correspondence written by and to Norman Lindsay revealing insights into his interior life.
The title Fauns and Ladies is taken from a 1929 painting of Norman Lindsay, and a 1923 book of poems by Jack Lindsay and illustrated by his father Norman. It was also the first title published by the Fanfrolico Press - Australia’s first private press. Fauns and Ladies represents the recurrent themes throughout Norman Lindsay’s life and artistic output - arcadianism as depicted by the faun, and the women of his art and his family.
Free curator's tours including a mini White Gloves Experience occur once a month at 11am from 13 November 2019 to 4 March 2020.