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Margo Lewers

Margo Lewers (1908 – 1978) was a prominent Australian Abstract artist based in Sydney.  This exhibition traces the evolution of her mosaic work through photographs of the mosaic including its preparation, installation and restoration.   The physical prominence of Expansion, the Canberra Rex Hotel mosiac, together with its critical success, contributed towards sealing Margo Lewers’ reputation as an artist of significance in Sydney’s contemporary art circles. Five decades on, Expansion remains one of the largest examples of abstract expressionist public art in Australia, and one of the most successful.