Ursula Laverty: Various Works
Ursula Laverty was born in London in 1930 and immigrated to Australia when she was nineteen, in 1949. Ursula studied at the Winchester School of Art, England and National Art School Sydney, A.S.T.C., She married fellow artist Peter Laverty and became Foundation and Life Member of Sydney Printmakers and regular exhibitor from 1961 to 1986. Laverty designed Station of the Cross Mosaics for new Catholic Church Pymble 1992. Mosaics carried out by mosacist Mary Hall. In 1993, Ursula published a book on poetry and drawings, 'Counterpoint.' Her works were also published in the Australian Religious Diary 1997, 1998, 2000-2006 inclusive.
The Works of Art
The University of Canberra Art Collection holds two screenprints by Ursula Laverty. Both works were published in 1979 and were limited editions (ed 9 of 50). Ursula is particularly known for her studies of nature. In the first screen -print , three rainbow lorrakeets are perched on branches of a plum tree in a gin-blue clear sky. The second print depicts the leaves and branches of bamboo that overlap against an autumn sky. The arrangement of bamboo stems creates striking patterns along with Ursula's use of a range of colours to depict the depth of foilage. You could almost hear the bamboo stems rustle in the autumn air.
Also in the University Art Collection is Peter Laverty's Seascape, a work of art, which compliments the two screenpint in many respects.