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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, Study of a woman (student head), c. 1938, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Head of a man, c. 1939, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Nude study, c. 1939-41, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Two girls in a street, c. 1941, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Woman in a street (Rubber Co.), c. 1941, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, Figures in a landscape, c. 1942, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, A frightened woman, 1945, © National Gallery of Australia
HESTER, Joy, A human being, 1945, © 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