‘Nora Heysen – in her rightful place’ – Dinner Talk

11 Jul

Event Date
11 Jul
Event Time
6:30 pm
Event Cost
Hunters Hill
Organiser Name
National; Trust Vienna Committee
Contact Number
Contact Email
Venue Details
Hunters Hill Club - Function
Venue Address
12 Madeline Street Hunters Hill NSW

A bit about this event


National Trust Vienna Committee – Hunters Hill

‘Nora Heysen – in her rightful place’

Anne-Louise Willoughby
Thursday 11 July from 6.30pm
Function Room Hunters Hill Club 12 Madeline St

With unprecedented access to the archives, family and friends of Nora Heysen, the author takes us into Nora’s world in the officialbiography Nora Heysen: A Portrait – from the young portraitist and flower painter working alongside her famous father Hans Heysen, to art school in London and an establishment that did not or would not fully recognise her talent to winning the Archibald prize, her experiences as a war artist,  to her days in Hunters Hill at her beloved home, The Chalet. This is the story of  an artist driven by an all-consuming desire to draw or paint – and who is now restored to her rightful place as a significant artist celebrated by the nation’s major art institutions.

Attendees can order their food and drinks from the Club from 6.30pm
Donation $10/person    Bookings [email protected]  98161794

The book’s publication coincides with a major retrospective exhibition at the  National Gallery of Victoria entitled

Hans and Nora Heysen: two generations of Australian Art

The book will be available for purchase at the dinner

As our three recent dinner talks have all booked out, we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment

Cover art for Nora Heysen: A Portrait