25 Jan. 2019

Australia Day chat with our resident Australian

To celebrate Australia day, we caught up with our resident Australian, Fiona Timoney, to ask her to choose her favourite piece in the Niland collection and explain why she finds it compelling.

Although I had heard of Jack B and W.B Yeats before I moved to Ireland, I didn’t know that their father, John Butler Yeats, was a brilliant artist. What I like about these drawings is the focus that John Butler has put on his daughters Lily and Lolly. The detail is exquisite and really brings out their personalities. They’re timeless; they could have been drawn yesterday. The works remind me of my favourite Australian artist, Norman Lindsay.

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Rebecca Kennedy