The Artists

The Women Artists of The Heidelberg School

Elizabeth Parsons
Private Collection

Jane Price
Private Collection

Clara Southern
Photograph in The Bulletin,
29 May 1929
State Library of South Australia

Jane Sutherland, c. 1885
Ms. 12311,
Sutherland Family Scrapbook,
La Trobe collection
State Library of Victoria

May Vale
Private Collection

This Internet site opens the doors on the lives and artworks of the artists, Clara Southern, Jane Price, Jane Sutherland, May Vale and Elizabeth Parsons.

It is a reference site, and is an important step towards addressing the imbalance that exists in the recognition between the men and women artists of the Heidelberg School.

In researching the biographies of these five women artists, what soon became evident, was just how difficult it was for them to achieve professional recognition and to survive as professional artists.

Presented here is the story of five 'survivors'. Read about The Women Artists of The Heidelberg School

The Women Artists of the Heidelberg School has been sponsored by the Victorian Government through the Office of Women's Policy.

Media launch of the Women of the Heidelberg School

Photographs from the Media launch

Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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