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Norma Redpath

1964
Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph on paper (32.2 cm x 27.0 cm)

Norma Redpath OBE (1928-2013), sculptor, studied in her native Melbourne at the Swinburne Technical College and RMIT. In the mid-fifties she travelled and studied in Europe, returning to Melbourne to exhibit at the annual Victorian Sculptors' Association shows while teaching at a girls' school and at Swinburne Technical College. In 1962 she took up a scholarship in Italy, where she worked in bronze-casting factories and lived in Milan. Henceforth Italy was her second home, and Italian her second language. From 1951 onward Redpath received many commissions for public sculptures. Her Canberra works include the spectacular Treasury Fountain (1965-69), opposite the National Library, and the Extended Column at the Canberra School of Music at the ANU, the design of which serves as the basis of the School's logo. Redpath was a generous and energetic advocate for Australian sculpture throughout her life.

Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003
© Estate of Mark Strizic

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Artist and subject

Mark Strizic (age 36 in 1964)

Norma Redpath (age 36 in 1964)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Supported by

Basil P. Bressler (48 portraits supported)

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