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Staccato (c. 1962) (detail), Screen-printed cotton, 119 x 126cm.
© RMIT Design Archives, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Ararat Rural City Council and MDP Photography & Video.

Frances Burke

Works from the TAMA Collection 


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Dr. Frances Mary Burke (1907 – 1994) holds a pre-eminent place in Australian design. She is lauded as a textile designer and printer, design activist, businesswoman, artist, and Australian design advocate and retailer. Burke is best known for her mid-century modern textile designs and as an enterprising retailer of modernist furnishings. Ararat Gallery TAMA is fortunate to hold 40 examples of Burke’s designs, many of which were generously donated by the pioneering designer in 1986. More details to come!

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