Discover decorative details in the exhibition Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence and play around with pattern. Children will explore the exhibition and then participate in an art-making session in the CMAG studio. Workshops are designed for children 6 to 10 years of age and are fully supervised with all materials provided.
Presented in partnership with The Australiana Fund.
Saturday 7 August: 10.30am–12noon & repeated 1–2.30pm
$20 per child
$15 child member and concession
$50 family discount applies to four children
$40 member / concession discount applies to four children
Ruth Lane-Poole’s articles on interior decoration in popular magazines in the mid-1920s introduced many homemakers to her ideas on good taste and practical design.
Join Margaret Betteridge, curator of Ruth Lane-Poole: A Woman of Influence, as she delves into Ruth’s early life, including her Irish connections to the Celtic Revival and the celebrated Yeats family
Catriona Quinn, design historian and curator, will discuss Ruth Lane-Poole in the context of the emerging field of interior design and decoration in the 1920s and ‘30s
Discover how Ruth Lane-Poole, furnisher of the Official Residences - Government House and The Lodge in Canberra, influenced the way many Australian homemakers approached the interior furnishing of their own homes in the 1920s