Joy HESTER, Fun fair Enlarge 1 /1


Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1960

Fun fair c.1946 Place made: Melbourne Sydney, Victoria New South Wales, Australia Australia
Creation Notes: unknown whether created in Melbourne or Sydney; Hester moved to Sydney in April 1947
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in brush and watercolour and gouache Support: paper

Primary Insc: Inscribed upper left within work in gouache, 'FUN FAIR'.
Tertiary Insc: Studio stamp printed lower right in image in black ink, 'Joy Hester'.
Dimensions: image 25.1 h x 31.6 w cm sheet 25.1 h x 31.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.863
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Joy Hester. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Albert Tucker
  • Private collection, Melbourne
  • Sotheby's Australia
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007