Nora Heysen drawings
21 December 2005 - 12 February 2006
Twentieth Century Australian galleries, Ground Level

The first woman to win the Archibald Prize, Nora Heysen was also the first female war artist in Australia. Although best known for her paintings of still life and portraits, she also drew the male and female figure with great authority and sensitivity. This focus exhibition displays many of her fine drawings, several for the first time.

Nora Heysen Self portrait 1926. Gift of the artist 1999. © Estate of the artist