Ann NEWMARCH, Women hold up half the sky. Enlarge 1 /1


Australia born 1945

  • USA, UK 1980
  • China 1986

Women hold up half the sky. 1978
Collection Title: This is the house that Peg built
Place made: Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: shiny cream wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Newmarch 78'.
Dimensions: printed image 79.2 h x 55.8 w cm sheet 91.4 h x 65.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.1204
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Adelaide, June 1988.

One of the founding members of the Visual Art Group of the Progressive Art Movement was sculptor, painter and printmaker, Ann Newmarch, whose most recognised work in this medium is her iconic poster Women hold up half the sky! 1978.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra