Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Biography of Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson, born in Melbourne in 1935, now lives and works in Ocean Grove, Victoria. After studies at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and the Slade and Central Schools in London, Dawson worked at Gallery A in Melbourne and held regular solo shows there from the 1960s through to the 80s. Her early work was predominantly abstract painting, and since the 1980s she has also handled more figurative subjects including the human figure and still life. Dawson's work has been the subject of numerous survey exhibitions including at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1979, the National Gallery of Australia in 1996, and a nationally touring show in 2006. Dawson was one of the few women to be included in The Field exhibition at the NGV in 1968 and has since been established as one of country's most respected and celebrated artists.