Dictionary of Sydney

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XV Independent Group of Artists

Artists' group formed in 1938. The debut exhibition was held at the Blaxland Galleries, Farmer's department store, Sydney. It was an all-male organisation, consisting of 15 artists, but allowed women to exhibit as 'guests'.


XV Independent Group of Artists

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Disillusioned with the existing art societies, 15 dissident artists formed themselves into a group promoting 'some intelligible message and a sound craftsmanship with which to express it'.