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Joy Hester and Friends
1 September – 28 October 2001
All Joy Hester works are reproduced with permission of VISCOPY Ltd, Sydney 2001
This exhibition seeks to bring Joy Hester's remarkable contribution to Australian Art to the fore. Hester's art will be shown in relation to works by other artists who were in close contact with her in the 1940s and 1950s including Albert Tucker, Danila Vassilieff, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Gray Smith, Mirka Mora and Charles Blackman. The show will also include photographs and other documentary material to reveal her friendships with John and Sunday Reed, Barbara Blackman, Barrett Reid and others.     In this way the exhibition will place Joy Hester's work in the context of the times in which she was working, to reveal the inter-connections as well as the idiosyncrasies of her extraordinary artistic output.
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Gethsemane IV
Artist: HESTER, Joy
 
Title: Gethsemane IV
Date Made: c. 1947
Media Category: Watercolour
Medium: brush and ink, gouache
Dimensions: 25.0 cm x 30.9 cm (sheet)
Accn No: 76.632
  
Article: In each case, these broadly brushed heads fill the page and appear to be drifting and levitating in space. The once faceless doll now has a face. Mask like they float in subconscious worlds, the eyes gaze upwards as if in a waking dream.
 
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Exhibition Details
Open : 10am to 5pm daily

Tours : 10.15am & 3pm daily
Admission : Tickets available online at ngashop.com.au
Catalogue : Available via ngashop.com.au
Events : Joy Hester Public Program Events