Also known as
Henrietta Margaret Ernestine Lewers
Designer (Graphic Designer)
Margo Lewers was primarily a painter and an admirer of the Bauhaus movement which she experienced during travels in Germany in 1934. She was initially active as a commercial artist, textile designer, potter and gallery manager [Notanda, Sydney, closed in 1939, reopened 1940]. As a leading abstract expressionist painter, she received favourable reviews, won many awards and her work was included in major exhibitions.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Exhibition showcasing highlights from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art (CCWA), which was gifted to the University of Western Australia in 2007. A companion publication titled 'Into the Light’ that documented the history and key works of the CCWA was released to coincide with the exhibition, which also featured a symposium – 'Are we there yet?’ – discussing women’s participation in art and art history and the future of feminism in the arts.
A Manly Art Gallery & Museum Touring Exhibition with the support of Visions of Australia. Exhibition examines the career of one of Australia’s most outstanding female abstract expressionists, presents Lewers’ vibrant, colour-laden and imaginative paintings, complemented by her lesser known yet innovative fabric works, plexiglass sculpture and tapestry. The exhibition also looks at her major public commissions throughout Australia and in particular Canberra.
Source: Solo Survey Exhibition Linkage Project, Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS ORG exhibition archive; http://info.anu.edu.au/mac/Drill_Hall_Gallery/Program_2003.asp#Molvig (05/08/03); AGNSW Library catalogue
Exhibition Catalogue: Bell, Pamela, Margo Lewers retrospective. Sydney: National Trust of Australia, 2002 ISBN 0957765703