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Nora Heysen

'This peaceful spot'

Interview with Nora Heysen
Video: 2 minutes

Australian artist, Nora Heysen, discusses her childhood and the development of her career.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.  Audio material courtesy of the National Library of Australia drawn from the following oral history: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1802052

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5 portraits

1Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen. 2Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage.

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The considered life

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Andrew Sayers asks whether a portrait can truly be the examination of a life.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.