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Framed Fridays - Wight's Self Portrait – The poor artist – Nose against the mirror

The USQ collection not only houses works from select USQ Alumni, but also of previous staff members, such as past lecturer of Printmaking Normana Wight and her painting Self Portrait – The poor artist – Nose against the mirror, 1987.

The Melbourne born began her studies into painting at RMIT in 1936, going on to study Printmaking in London at the Central School of Arts in 1962.

She began teaching in 1967 when she lectured at PIT (RMIT) in Melbourne, after which she was appointed the Printmaking lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) (1981 – 1998).

Wight’s work has always been intensely focused on colour and capturing everyday existence; snap shots of a world she knew so well, through many mediums such as drawings, paintings and print.

Her ‘Through-The-Post’ project, begun in 1974, continues to this day.

Wight is represented in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, and State and regional gallery collections.

As a past USQ lecturer, Normana Wight’s mastery of colours and contours allow for a stunning reminder of the calibre of professionals which USQ attracts. 

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the art shows a face and pair of hands in abstract
Normana Wight Self Portrait – The poor artist – Nose against the mirror 1987 Conte Crayon on paper USQ Art Collection 2002.533