The cherry on the cake of a major exhibition
SHE may have only spent the first year of her life in Portland, but Agnes Goodsir’s legacy here has lasted far longer – and is being called on again on a national stage.
Glenelg Shire councillors voted last week to agree to a request from the National Gallery of Australia for a loan of a 1924 painting, Cherry, by the Portland-born artist for an exhibition next year.
The Know My Name: Australian Women Artists exhibition will run from May to October and aims to recognise the contribution of female artists in Australian art and further afield.
It is appropriate that Ms Goodsir is featured. Born in Portland in 1864, her father was a Customs official and the family lived in Richmond St before returning to Melbourne when she was one-year-old.