This e-book will be delivered in 2 formats, both a pdf and an epub file.
About the Book
In the early stages of her career Williams’ artistic talent was recognised, being awarded in the 1930s an Art School Scholarship. Unfortunately, this opportunity had to be put on hold for personal family reasons. Despite this initial setback, by the 1950s she had reignited her aesthetic interests and attended evening art classes at Eastwood Central Primary School. Consequently, she succeeded in creating a position of due respect and recognition within a professional field still firmly male dominated. Williams’ artistic presence at numerous charity art exhibitions became characteristic, not only of her philanthropy, but also of her prolific production as an artist.
All the works displayed in the Macquarie University retrospective were also featured, together with additional paintings, in a highly successful exhibition in late 2016 staged at the New South Wales Parliament House exhibition space.
This entire collection of Williams’ paintings has now been assembled and showcased here in this astonishing exhibition ‘Billie – a bohemian rhapsody’. Supplemented with a myriad of family reminiscences, memories, photographs and anecdotes, they collectively generate a beautifully crafted and poignant portrait – a portrait framed in love and admiration – of one of Sydney’s most accomplished, popularist, modern impressionist painters: Wilmotte ‘Billie’ Williams.