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Joy Hester, Face (with yellow background), c. 1947, brush and ink, and gouache on paper. Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Gift of Barrett Reid 1990. © Joy Hester Licensed by Viscopy 2010
Mike Parr. Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Inner worlds: portraits and psychology explores key moments of connection between portraiture and psychology in Australia since the early twentieth century.
The exhibition brings together portraits of the pioneers of psychology in Australia from World War I to the 1950s and explores the work of artists whose experiments with portraiture are strongly informed by their interest in psychology, the subconscious mind and intense mental states. Artists include Judy Cassab, Anne Ferran, Dale Frank, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Mike Parr, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff.
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians: