Australian High Commissioner in London, Sir Eric Harrison, opened an exhibition of paintings by six West Australian artists at the Commonwealth Institute, London, November 5.
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GV. IN ".Crowd, Sir Eric Harrison speaks in BG.
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CV. PAN. Artist Barber's daughter and husband look at her painting - 'Cottesloe, Western Australia'.
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CV. PAN. Harrison and Sir WM Leggart (Victoria Agent General) look at picture 'Golden Summer, Upper Swan, W.A.' (Golden Christmas Tree) by Allon Cook.
CU. E.R. Hoar (W. Australia Agent General) and wife look.
CV. 'The Loco' by Barber.
CV. ZOOM 'Pam' by Prendiville.
MV. 'The Dancer' by Prendiville.
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GV. PAN. Spectator to 'Quiet Wadding' by Lander.
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CV. PAN. Spectator to 'The Red Gum Tree' by Cook.
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Background: Australian High Commissioner in London, Sir Eric Harrison, opened an exhibition of paintings by six West Australian artists at the Commonwealth Institute, London, November 5.
The exhibition consists of 54 oils and water colours. Landscapes and scenes of West Australian life predominate. They are by Geoffrey Allen, art teacher at Scotch College; Elizabeth Blair Barber, former student at the Melbourne National Gallery and Heatherley Art School, London; Allon Cook, specialist in the representation of Australian landscape and light; and Cyril Lander, Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.
Portraits and still-life are by Lorna Prendiville, exhibitor in Melbourne, London and Perth. Imagery is by Ernest Philpot, winner of the Claude Hotchin Landscape Prize (1948) and Art Gallery of West Australia Prize (1952).