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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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Nude study
Title: Nude study
Date Made: c. 1939-41
WorkOrigin:Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
Media Category: Drawing
Medium: pen and ink, brush and ink
Dimensions: 34.0 cm x 25.2 cm (sheet)
Inscript:not signed, not dated
Accn No: 80.2207
NGA IRN: 75581
DateAcquired:9 SEP 1980
Remarks:mount 55.8 x 40.6 Illus. Burke p51, which lists it as in the Albert Tucker collection. Title given there isNude study, and date (c. 1939-41). (KA 5/2/01)
Provenance:The artist, Albert Tucker, Tolarno Galleries
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Exhibition Details
Open : 10am to 5pm daily

Tours : 10.15am & 3pm daily
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