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Margaret Preston

If you want to see the Margaret Preston exhibit at the Ian Potter Centre/National Gallery of Victoria, you’ve got until Sunday. Marita and I went on Australia Day — a good escape from the heat. Good stuff, a reminder that Preston didn’t just do floral illustrations (though they were certainly prominent) but also dabbled in portraits, Aboriginal influences, and portrayals of wartime Australia.

Tucked away in one corner, like a special feature on a DVD, is a “making of” section, showing Preston at work, and some of the source material. Good stuff.

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