Friday Talk: On the Life & Work of Nora Heysen

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Join writer Anne-Louise Willoughby as she discusses painter Nora Heysen (1911-2003), whose work is currently on view in the exhibition Cosmopolitan. Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia’s first female painter to be appointed an official war artist.

Fremantle-based writer Anne-Louise Willoughby is the author of Nora Heysen: A Portrait (Fremantle Press, 2019). She has worked as a lecturer and tutor in creative writing at the University of Western Australia with a particular interest in memoir and biography.

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Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.




Cosmopolitan: Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

31 August — 7 December 2019

The 1930s was a stimulating period in Australian art, defined by the effects of travel and the exchange of ideas, both artistic and political. Cosmpolitan features an eclectic range of artwork from across both the UWA Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, including pieces by Lina Bryans, Grace Crowley, Ian Fairweather, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Ethel Spowers and Danila Vassilieff.

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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