Painter and etcher, an outstanding feature of her life was her extensive travelling between France, England and Australia. She received much praise for her etchings and helped popularise the form as an artistic medium in the 1920s.
Know My Name is an exhibition in two parts at the National Gallery of Australia. It is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of work by women, presented in a thematic rather than chronological form. It reveals relationships between the present and the past, relationships between artists, and common concerns.
Melbourne artists exhibiting at this event were Isabel Tweddle, A. Gates, D. Stone, P. Hurry, Sybil Craig, Nora Gurdon, A.M.E. Bale, Dora Wilson, Edith Downing, Violet McInnes, E.W. Syme, Jessie Mackintosh, Elma Roach, Lillian White, Jessie Traill, Margaret Pestill, Dora Serle Reviewed in 'Women Painters’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 1934, p.6