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Title

Christ on the Cross (model)


Artist

Margel Hinder

Australia

04 Jan 1906 - 29 May 1995


About

By the 1950s Margel Hinder had achieved a reputation as one of the most accomplished and committed of Australia's modern sculptors. Raised in the USA, Hinder was familiar with American and European developments in abstraction before her arrival in Sydney in 1934. She moved to the forefront of activity in Sydney in the late 1930s and 1940s, firstly with abstracted figurative sculptures and then with increasingly geometricised forms, marked by her exceptional feeling for three dimensionality and interlocking forms. Like Robert Klippel, Hinder's aim remained an accommodation of organic and geometric elements in her art – elements which can be seen as the twin pivots of mid-20th century sculptural production.

Margel Hinder worked in a variety of materials including wood, metal, plastics, steel, and bronze, and with a range of techniques, although her preference remained for carving. Hinder's practice was consistently experimental, and she was one of the few women artists in Australia who was involved in public commissions on a monumental scale, being responsible for some of the country's most imaginative public works over the 1950s and 60s.


Details


Other Title

Untitled (Crucifix maquette)


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1961


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wire, steel, bolts on masonite board


Dimensions

14.0 x 36.6 x 37.4 cm sculpture; 51.0 x 41.0 x 0.5 cm board


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Enid Hawkins in memory of Margel Hinder, 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

297.2012


Artist information

Margel Hinder

Works in the collection

25


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Ian Cornford, The sculpture of Margel Hinder, 'List of illustrations', pg. 6-7, Willoughby, 2013, 6, 110 (colour illus.), 111, 142, 154.

Ian Cornford, Look, 'Rediscovering Margel Hinder', pg. 42, Sydney, Jun 2014, 42 (colour illus., detail).