Ivor Hele : The Heroic Figure

Ivor Hele posterIvor Hele : The Heroic Figure is an exhibition drawn from the large art collection held at the Memorial. Ivor Hele was Australia's longest-serving war artist, attaining the rank of Major, and serving in North Africa, New Guinea and Korea. Hele's style changed dramatically throughout his career, in North Africa he painted with a soft pink palette; his paintings from New Guinea became dark and sombre, conveying a sense of gloom and despair. Hele was unable to complete a series of paintings of soldiers in the Lae area due to ill health. Featuring dramatic oranges and greens, his paintings from Korea reflect concern and a heightened sense of physical fatigue.

Location Start Finish
Art Gallery of South Australia 26/9/97 2/11/97
Riddoch Gallery -Mt Gambier 5/12/97 1/2/98
Geraldton Art Gallery 13/3/98 3/5/98
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery - Perth 5/6/98 19/7/98
Newcastle Region Art Gallery 8/8/98 20/9/98
Orange Regional Gallery 20/11/98 24/1/99
Brisbane Customs House 4/2/99 14/3/99
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 1/4/99 6/6/99
Sydney-State Library of New South Wales 22/6/99 12/9/99
Bendigo Art Gallery 4/11/99 5/12/99
AWM Special Exhibition gallery 16/12/99 27/2/00


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