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Dahl Collings: artist, designer, photographer

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The extensive career of leading Australian designer and photographer Dahl Collings (1909–88) can be seen in the collection of artworks, sketchbooks, textile designs, photos, paintings and media clippings held in the MAAS archives. Dahl’s innovative design solutions and diverse techniques brought her success locally and internationally, from the 1930s through to the ’70s.

Born Dulcie May Wilmott in Adelaide, Dahl moved to Sydney in the 1920s to study under sculptor Rayner Hoff at East Sydney …