With Heart and Hand: Art Pottery in Queensland 1900-1950


The publication With Heart & Hand: Art Pottery in Queensland 1900–1950 highlights the character of the flourishing artistic scene in Brisbane in the first decades of the twentieth century, reveals the importance of pottery in the development of art teaching in regional areas, and considers the social history intrinsically linked to the medium. New research has uncovered the work of regional potters, re-evaluated the role of women in building the state’s art sector and revealed the importance of art therapy in post–World War I Queensland. The success of projects run by Harvey and his students in rehabilitating the manual skills of returned soldiers and children stricken with infantile paralysis contributed to the establishment in 1955 of occupational therapy as a distinct discipline at the University of Queensland.

256 pages
Hardcover Colour Illustrations, some B&W