Margaret Preston ‘Waratahs’ Tea Towel
Artwork: Waratahs, 1925
Cold machine wash, may fade.
Dimensions: 50cm x 67cm
Third Drawer Down Studio proudly presents a new collection of stunning textiles featuring artwork from one of Australia’s most celebrated modernists, Margaret Preston. Honouring the artist’s gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home.
Preston’s desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works featured flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.
About The Artist/Designer
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists.
Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian “national art”, she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.