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Series 04: Margaret Barr sketches, sketchbooks, plans and photographs, 1918-1970s
Level of Description
Date of Work
Type of Material
Architectural and Technical Drawings: 2 architectural plans; 34 x 56 cm.
Drawings: 101 sketches using pencil, pen, watercolour, ink wash or a combination, some with fabric samples attached, also includes collages. Includes a sketchbook and a botany book; 53 x 75 cm. or smaller (sketches); 30 x 24 cm. (sketchbook); 21 x 17 cm. (botany book)
5 ephemera items (handbills): mounted on card; 25.5 x 22 cm.
12 photoprints: silver gelatin, some mounted on card; 50 x 61 cm. or smaller
Chiefly sketches of costumes for dance productions but also 2 architectural plans for Barr's French's Forest weatherboard cottage, dated 1957. Includes Barr's 1918 school botany book. Includes 5 placards advertising performance of "The Breaking of the Drought", Sydney Dance-Drama Group Benefit for Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship, Thursday 4 September , comprising handbills pasted on card together with production photographs. 2 silver gelatin photoprints (Margaret Barr seated in a dance studio, and multiple exposure photograph of a dancer), 1970s?
Presented July 1991 Pic.Acc.7195/Box 5
Copyright status: - In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years (drawings)
Copyright status: - In copyright - perpetual (architectural plans)
Copyright status: - In copyright - Applies to photographs
Signatures / Inscriptions
Some of the sketches titled and inscribed Sketchbook has inscription from Fred Manner to Barr, dated Christmas 1939
Individual sketches and plans are unnumbered. Placards advertising "The Breaking of the Drought" are outsize material originally accompanying other photographs of this work at PXE 1446/Box 1.
Barr, Margaret, 1904-1991
Margaret Barr Collection, 1918-1991
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