A Room of Her Own is a book that allows us to peer inside the homes of 20 women around the world. From artists and designers to makers and curators, the book delves not only into the domestic and studio spaces of the women featured, but also into their lives via a series of evocative texts by author and photographer Robyn Lea.
On Thursday December 9 Heide Museum of Modern Art is offering a one-night-only event that pairs a book signing by Robyn Lea with a late-night viewing of the Margel Hinder: Modern in Motion exhibition currently showing at the museum. Margel Hinder (1906–1995) is one of the most interesting yet under-acknowledged sculptors who worked in Australia during the mid-20th century, and this exhibition is the first dedicated retrospective of her work.
Born in New York and educated in Buffalo and Boston, Hinder relocated to Sydney in the mid-1930s after she married the artist Frank Hinder. It was there that her practice flourished, and where she would go on to become an Australian pioneer of avant-garde art forms. The exhibition features a number of Hinder’s sculptures from over five decades of her career, showing for the first time the full breadth of her creativity and vision as an artist.
It’s a fitting exhibition to be viewed alongside A Room of Her Own, with its pages filled with the achievements and everyday lives of creative women. Ticket price includes museum admission, a 10 per cent Heide Shop discount on selected purchases, and a glass of wine.
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