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Wilma Tabacco: Cherry Blossom Series

The Artist

Wilma Tabacco was was born in l;Aquila, Italy in 1953 but immigrated with her family to Australia in 1957. From 1970 to 1973, Wilma studied at Melbourne University in Business Commerce  and went onto study Fine Art at the Phillip Institute between 1979 and 1981. Thereafter, Wilma lectured in painting and drawing at the Institute of Education, School of Visual & Performing Arts University of Melbourne as well as R.M.I.T , The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne as well as studying for her Masters Degree between 1993 and 1995.

Wilma has held at  least ten solo exhibitions and  over eighteen group exhibitions  up to 2000. Her works of art are represented in  at the University of Melbourne, the Australian Print council and the Council of Australia.

Cherry Blossom 4 by Wilma Tabacco Cherry Blossom time 9 by Wilma Tabacco

The Work of Art

The two works of art were part of an exhibition titled Cherry Blossom Time held in the Girls Own Gallery in Kingston, ACT in September 1998. Wilma's works were inspired by a visit to Japan during the early spring when Cherry blossom were prominent. The black branches contrast against a white or pink field of flowers.  The two works, though  quite small are painted using  oils on canvas.

References

Wilma Tabacco biography and CV from Girls own Gallery, Kingston, ACT (held in the University of Canberra Art Collection files)