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Nora Heysen: Light and life

  • This event finished on 20 December 2009

Nora Heysen grew up at The Cedars near the Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf, and was deeply influenced by her father, Hans Heysen.

The exhibition  explores a notable career spanning seven decades, during which the artist painted some of Australia’s most outstanding self-portraits, became the country’s first female war artist, and was the first woman to win the prestigious Archibald Prize.

Curated by Jane Hylton

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Featured Image: Summer flowers, 1933, painting oil on canvas | 76.1 x 61.2 cm | Carrick Hill Trust