Into the Light: The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
Edited by John Cruthers & Lee Kinsella
The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is one of Australia’s most fascinating specialist art collections.
Assembled since 1974 by collector and patron Lady Sheila Cruthers, the Collection showcases the work of Australia’s women artists from the 1880s to the present. Areas of focus include self portraiture and identity, still life, domestic and family life, gender, political activism and abstraction.
Lady Cruthers gifted the collection to The University of Western Australia in 2007 so it could remain intact and available to the public. Her generosity enables a new focus to Australia’s visual art culture.
Into the Light tells the story of the Collection, and presents a compelling view of Australia through women’s artwork, historical photographs and essays. Providing insight into art history and contemporary developments, it is a must for collectors, artists and art lovers.