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Vida Lahey: Beyond Monday Morning

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2016

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Some of the guests at the opening of the Queensland Art Gallery's exhibition Vida Lahey: Colour and Modernism on 16 October 2010 expressed their consternation when Lahey's most famous work, Monday Morning, was not included. Despite it being one of the icons of the Gallery's collection, it remained on display in the permanent collection galleries – a choice that was quite deliberate.

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1 Sun, Four o'clock, 19 October 1912.

2 MacArthur, Lilian, ‘Vida Lahey’, The Society of Women Writers of NSW Literary Competition, 1969, typescript Fryer Library, University of Queensland, 9.

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3 Art Notes: Miss F.V. Lahey's Paintings’, The Age, Melbourne, 22 May 1923: 14.

4 Lahey, Vida, Art for All (Brisbane: Queensland National Art Gallery for the Combined Art Committee of Queensland, c. 1946).

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5 Unidentified press cutting, Georges Gallery Exhibition, Melbourne c. 17 June 1947.

6 Moore, William, ‘Art and Artists’, The Brisbane Courier, 25 October 1930: 20.

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7 Argus, 17 August 1932, quoted in Christopher Wray, Arthur Streeton: Painter of Light (Brisbane: Jacaranda, 1993), 172–73.

8 Arthur Streeton, ‘Miss Vida Lahey's Art: Oils and Water-Colours: Distinguished Flower Painting’, Argus, 19 October 1932: 5.

9 Professor C.G. Cooper, ‘Interest Varies in Art Show’, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 21 April 1949.

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