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August 20, 2022

The sculpture of the late local artist Nora Heysen was unveiled in its new home in front of the Hunters Hill Town Hall by Mayor Zac Miles and President of the Hunters Hill Historical Society Chris Schofield.

The unveiling took place as part of celebrations for the Council’s premier carnival event, Moocooboola Festival, on 20 August, 2022.

Sculpted by Susan Muranty and donated by local Geoff Swain in 2011, the sculpture was previously situated at the Garibaldi Village Square.

The sculpture commemorates the Centenary of Nora Heysen, as part of the project for the Sesquicentenary of Hunter’s Hill Council with Hunters Hill Historical Society.

At the unveiling, the Mayor and Schofield regaled onlookers with stories of Heysen’s many accomplishments, including being the first female artist to win the coveted Archibald Prize in 1938. She was also the first female war artist with the rank of Captain, and completed over 170 works of art in her time.

Though now privately owned, Heysen’s old residence ‘The Chalet’ remains a heritage-listed property through Heysen’s contributions to the cultural history of New South Wales history in addition to the rarity of its historical architecture.

 

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