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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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Lovers on a yellow ground
Title: Lovers on a yellow ground
Date Made: 1956
WorkOrigin:Oceania - Australia - Victoria - Upwey
Media Category: Drawing
Medium: brush and ink, colour wash
Dimensions: 75.9 cm x 50.5 cm (sheet), 74.5 cm x 49.6 cm (sight)
Inscript:signed and dated l.r., ink "Joy Hester/'56
Accn No: 81.2122
NGA IRN: 31752
DateAcquired:14 JUL 1981
Remarks:NGA cardboad mount 101.0 x 80.8 cm. Illus. Burke p123 asLovers II (Lovers on yellow ground). (KA 5/2/01)
Provenance:The artist, Gray Smith, Mrs Robert Dulieu
Web Credit: Gift of Mrs Robert Dulieu, 1981
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Exhibition Details
Open : 10am to 5pm daily

Tours : 10.15am & 3pm daily
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