Bee-stung Lips: Barbara Hanrahan works on paper 1960-1991

‘Bee-stung lips’ is the first major retrospective of artist Barbara Hanrahan’s (1939-1991) 30-year printmaking career. With her feminist views, Hanrahan challenged the role of women and the family in domestic suburbia within the Australian context. She sought to bring women’s issues into the limelight while exploring relationships, identity, literature, spirituality, popular culture and the natural world. The exhibition features a vibrant display of over 150 intricately detailed artworks, including woodcuts, linocuts, screenprints, lithographs, etchings, drypoint, drawings, paintings and collage.

Barbara Hanrahan, Dog of darkness, 1978, hand-coloured etching with plate-tone, colour inks on paper, artist’s proof, 35.5 × 25.3cm (plate), 50.5 × 37.5cm (paper). Private collection, Adelaide. Courtesy Flinders University Museum of Art, South Australia

Flinders University Museum of Art
26 July to 1 October 2021*
South Australia

* In light of COVID lockdown, FUMA is temporarily closed. Visit the gallery’s website and social media platforms for opening times and exhibition updates.