This self portrait was awarded the Archibald Prize for 1957 and acquired by the Gallery in 1958
oil on hardboard
121.9 x 83.2 cm board; 146.2 x 107.3 x 7.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "HELE/ 57".
Gift of the artist 1958
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Competitions 1957, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Dec 1957–12 Jan 1958
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1958, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Feb 1959–08 Mar 1959
Famous Australians by famous Australian artists, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 07 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964
About face: Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770 - 1993, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 31 Mar 1994–14 Aug 1994
Referenced in 18 publications
Famous Australian artists, The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1964: Souvenir Catalogue of special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, Famous Australians, Adelaide, 1964. cat. no. 10
Our Art Critic., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Prizes', Sydney, 12 Dec 1957, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.
the "Mirror" art critic'., Daily Mirror, 'Painters and paintings, Sydney, 12 Dec 1957, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.
Geoffrey Dutton., Bulletin, 'Artbursts: Archibald and Wynne', Sydney, 18 Dec 1957, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.
James Gleeson., Sun, 'Art's "anemia": prize "not to best portrait", Sydney, 12 Dec 1957, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.
Erik Langker, Art Gallery of New South Wales quarterly, 'The Archibald prize', pg. 51-56, Sydney, Jan 1961, 51 (illus.).
Janet Morse, Look, 'Artist at work', pg. 19, Melbourne, Sep 1999, 19 (colour illus.).
Annna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 227 (colour illus.).
The Northern daily leader, 'Awarded Archibald Prize', Tamworth, 12 Dec 1957, page unknown (illus.). Archibald Prize review.
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Chapter 3: The postwar years', pg. 38-60, Sydney, 2005, 50 (colour illus.), 51, 141 (colour illus.).
Unknown (Editor), Sun, 'Hele wins again: this year's Archibald', Sydney, 11 Dec 1957, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.
Ivor Hele: the productive artist, Kent Town, 2002, 26, 52 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 52 (colour illus.), 53, 131 (colour illus.).
Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, 'In The Picture', pg. 18, Heidelberg, Sep 1998, 18 (illus.).
Unknown and Unknown, About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 12.
Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 227 (colour illus.).
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1958 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1958, 10. cat.no. 16
Daily telegraph and daily news, 'Art controversy time here again', pg. 5, Sydney, 12 Dec 1957, 5 (illus.), 38, page unknown. Archibald Prize review.