Dorrit Black Collection
Adelaide born Dorrit Black (1891-1951) is one of Australia’s most important modern artists and was at the forefront of bringing modern art to Australia from Europe in 1929. Against a reactionary tide, she maintained a determined commitment to practising, promoting and teaching modern art while sustaining a strong desire to express her own artistic vision. Although represented in the collections of most Australian galleries it was not until 2014 that the Art Gallery of South Australia staged the largest retrospective ever mounted of the artist’s work and it was the first exhibition in nearly forty years to reassess Dorrit Black’s contribution to the story of Australian art. Since then there has been continued interest in the 'rediscovery' her work.