Saturday 22 January

Location: Mildura Arts Centre
Time: 11am
Duration: 60 minutes

Curator and Contributors Talk

Portraits of Hilda

Join Heather Lee, Gallery and Heritage Team Leader,  and Hilda Elliott: A Conversation exhibition curator for an informative conversation with Portraits of Hilda project contributors.

Background information on Portraits of Hilda 
Last year, Mildura Arts Centre put a call out to female identifying artists to draw inspiration from the life of Hilda Elliott,  to create a new work that would suggest, or express an impression of, who Hilda was – and to recapture her voice.

Respondents drew inspiration from an all day workshop, and immersed themselves in the Hilda Elliott Bequest, and also dived into archival materials. You can now see the works in Gallery 1.

The Portraits of Hilda contributors are Catherine Benchmo, Kate Cotching, Kerrie Giddings, Anne Hederics, Nikita Hederics, Prue Hobbs, Christine Johnson, Olivia McCarten, and Donna Williams.

All ages.

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Image: Mary Cecil Allen, 19830-01962, Portrait of Hilda Elliott, c 1925. Oil on canvas. Hilda Elliott bequest, 1970.

Image: Shirley Bourne, 1924–2006, Portrait of Hilda Elliott (detail), c.1968. Oil on canvas. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Gift of Mr Geoffrey Fink and Mr C D Lanyon, 1970.