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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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HESTER, Joy, City of dreadful night, c. 1945, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, From an incredible night dream, c. 1946-47, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Gethsemane III, c. 1947, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Gethsemane IV, c. 1947, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Our Christ who mourns us, c. 1947, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Face III, 1948, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Child of the high seas, c. 1948, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Orson Wells [sic], c. 1948, © National Gallery of Australia
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