In 1963, Redpath was given her first solo exhibition in Australia at Gallery A in Melbourne. The show was composed of 12 bronzetti (small scale bronzes) which she had made during her time in Milan. This was a very successful exhibition, both critically and financially for Redpath.
After the success of the Gallery A show she was awarded several major commissions in Australia during the 1960s and 1970s, including the Treasury Fountain in Canberra.Norma Redpath Buttress Wall 1966. cast bronze. 11 x 13 x 7 cm. Gwen Frolich Bequest. Photo: Clare Lewis.
The bronzetti produced in 1966-67 offer a highlight in her oeuvre as they take their references from the classical architectural forms that populate Europe; the column, walls, portals, arches and the buttress. BRAG’s work Buttress Wall (1966) (featured right and included in this exhibition) was one of the 40 bronzetti in the 1970 solo show at Rudy Komon Gallery as Gwen Frolich (the purchaser and donor of the work) worked at the gallery and often purchased work from the exhibitions.
Redpath continued to make maquettes until the last years of her life and died in 2013 at the age of 85 after a long illness. Her works are represented in many of the state, regional and private collections in Australia, Italy, UK and USA.
Redpath’s legacy is a shining example for Australian sculptors, of what can be achieved in a career by an artist who won’t concede to physical, conceptual or geographical limitations. Norma Redpath is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne."(bathurstart.com.au/education/173-education/339-norma-redpath)