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  • In conversation: BILL HENSON & NATALIE KING. An MGA Foundation event.

In conversation: BILL HENSON & NATALIE KING. An MGA Foundation event.

13 October 2011

The power and beauty of the work of Bill Henson is well known – he is perhaps Australia’s best-known artist.
But how did he get there?
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Bill Henson discuss his artistic journey with distinguished Australian curator and writer Natalie King.

7.30PM at MGA
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER 2011
$25 General public; $20 Friends of MGA & Students (GST free)

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
phone 03 8544 0500

Bill Henson held his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975, at the incredible age of 19. From the early Untitled 1977 series to the lavish Paris Opera works of the early 1990s series and beyond, Henson will shed light on his origins, his motivations and his journey.

This is an MGA Foundation fundraising event. Proceeds from this event will assist the MGA Foundation acquire two rare photographs by iconic Australian photographer Carol Jerrems for MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs. Like Henson, Jerrems was part of the groundbreaking generation of young photographers who came of age in the 1970s

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