Art Talk: Margel Hinder – Modern in Motion
Denise Mimmocchi, Senior Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery Of New South Wales.
Denise Mimmocchi has curated the first dedicated retrospective of the work of sculptor Margel Hinder. Margo and Gerald Lewers, whose heritage property and art collection was bequeathed to Penrith for the Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest, were great friends with Frank and Margel Hinder.
Margel’s striking sculpture in the garden of Penrith Regional Gallery has travelled to the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) to be included in this retrospective.
Denise shares her insights and wealth of knowledge on Margel, one of the most dynamic yet underrated artists in Australian art. The AGNSW exhibition dates are 30 January to 2 May 2021.
Margel Hinder (1906–95) initially worked in woodcarving in the 1930s but by the early 1950s she shifted to an abstract sculptural language that explored form, space, light and movement. She created commanding kinetic works whose slow rotations encapsulate a sense of the world in perpetual motion.
Image: Margel Hinder. Currawongs, c1946. Shale and aluminium . 25.2 x 27 x 11. Gift of Tanya Crothers and Darani Lewers, 1980. Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest Collection.
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