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The Women’s War – The Official War Art of Nora Heysen, Stella Bowen and Sybil Craig

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

During the six long years of World War Two just three Australian women were commissioned as Official War Artists. The story of how they came to be commissioned and what transpired during their time in uniform is as fascinating as the work they created.

Gavin Fry is a writer, artist and museum professional with fifty years’ experience in curatorial and management positions in Australian museums, galleries and educational institutions. He is the author of 25 books on Australian art and history and a large number of catalogue and journal essays. In retirement Gavin exhibits as a painter in Newcastle and Melbourne. He also designs and publishes books on behalf of other writers and artists.

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Image: Nora Heysen Transport driver (Aircraftwoman Florence Miles) 1945. oil on canvas. Australian War Memorial. 


June 10
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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