WA Focus - Helen Grey-Smith


Centenary celebration of a remarkable mid-century textile designer.

In Brief

Dates: Dec 10, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Venue / Address:
Art Gallery Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

In Detail

Helen Grey-Smith had a long career in Western Australia as a textile designer, painter and maker of collages. Ceaselessly inspired by the physical world around her, Grey-Smith’s subject matter reflected her deep
engagement with the landscape and flora of WA, and her fascination with the Asian culture of our region.

AGWA's annual program dedicated to displaying the work of Western Australian artists, WA Focus showcases recent and new work by local artists, selected to represent a mix of gender, experience and medium.

Image credit

Helen Grey-Smith

Set of curtains designed for "Meerilinga" c 1962 (detail)
Silkscreen print on cotton, backing and lining
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation Inc., Perth, 1990