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92/191-16/1 Artworks, sketchbook of textile designs, paper / cardboard / metal, Dahl Collings, Sydney / New York, 1950-53. Click to enlarge.

Sketchbook of textile designs by Dahl Collings

Made 1950-53
Dahl Collings? multi-faceted design practice encompassed commercial art, collage, illustration, graphic, textile and costume design, photography, documentary film and painting. Dahl?s innovative techniques and ideas brought her success at home and abroad from the late 1920s-1970s.

Born Dulcie May Wilmott (1909-1988), Dahl moved from Adelaide to Sydney to study at the J.S. Watkins Studio and at East Sydney Technical College under Raynor Hoff - working from 1928 for Sydney department stores Hordern Bros, Farmer and David Jones.

In 1933, Dahl married Geoffrey Collings (1905-2000), the two collaborating from that time, often co-signing works Dahl and Geoffrey Collings. The name ?Dahl? was coined by Geoff around this time as a term of endearment.

Dahl and Geoffrey Collings travelled to Europe in 1935 where Dahl?s collages secured her work with Bauhaus professor, László Moholy-Nagy. The pair returned to Sydney in late 1938, travelling again to work in New York in the early 1950s when this folio of abstract textile designs was produced.

Anne-Marie Van de Ven, Curator, 2018

Summary

Object No.

92/191-16/1

Object Statement

Artworks, sketchbook of textile designs, paper / cardboard / metal, Dahl Collings, Sydney / New York, 1950-53

Physical Description

Cardboard sketchbook is spiral bound and has a label affixed to the front with Dahl Collings' New York address. It contains four pages, three with textile designs painted with gouache.

Dimensions

Height

475 mm

Width

600 mm

Production

Made

1950-53

Cite this Object

Harvard

Sketchbook of textile designs by Dahl Collings 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 May 2020, <https://ma.as/123663>

Wikipedia

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