Margaret Preston Waratahs Tea Towel
Third Drawer Down Studio proudly presents a new collection of stunning textiles featuring artwork from one of Australia's most celebrated modernists, Margaret Preston. Honouring the artist's gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home. Preston's desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works featured flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.
- Size: 50cm x 67cm
- Weight: 0.2kg
- Material composition: 100% linen
- Care instructions: Gentle machine wash warm. Iron on reverse side to digital print
- Country of manufacture: Designed in Australia, made in China
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists. Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian "national art", she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.
Since 2003 Third Drawer Down has collaborated with many of the most prominent modern
and contemporary artists of our time, translating their artwork into limited or open edition objects. From humble beginnings in producing limited edition tea towels as prints on linen, they are constantly questioning the accessibility of art. Third Drawer Down has collaborated with over 200 contemporary artists to create licensed objects for everyday use. Some of their ollaborations thus far, include Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei, Guerrilla Girls, Yayoi Kusama and Chris Ofili.Their extensive range of licensed objects and homewares are available in leading design and museum stores around the world.