Ivor Hele

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART92739
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 52.0 x 39.0 x 52.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Maker Rankin, Marcia
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1999
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1990-1999

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Portrait of the artist's uncle, Ivor Hele, as an Official War Artist. This sculpture is based on a photograph by Colin Thomas Halmarick that was taken in Anamo Area, New Guinea, 11 December 1944. It is an informal portrait of bare-chested official war artist SX7174 Captain Ivor H. T. Hele sketching bridging activities on lines of communication from Aitape to Driniumor River.

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program