'Frightened' is a confronting, sombre work that explores extremes of human emotion and instinct. Joy Hester's intense and forceful drawings in brush and ink have a quality of intimacy that reveal her affinity and insight into the complexities of life, deeply felt and evocatively expressed in a considerable body of drawings and paintings.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
brush and black and red ink, wash on paper
31.9 x 20.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Joy Hester. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998
Michelangelo to Matisse: Drawing the figure, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1999–27 Feb 2000
Referenced in 4 publications
Michele Helmrich, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, ''When Threads are Drawn Across a Nervous-Pattern. Joy Hester Man and tree', pg. 192-95, Brisbane, 1998, 192.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 75 (illus.). cat.no. 66
Terence Maloon and Peter Raissis (Editors), Michelangelo to Matisse: drawing the figure, Sydney, 1999. cat.no. 127
Anne Ryan, Look, 'Joy Hester: important addition to the Gallery collection', pg. 10-11, Sydney, Apr 2014, 10 (colour illus.).