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Title

Memorial to Nellie Melba

(circa 1941)


Artist

Margel Hinder

Australia

04 Jan 1906 - 29 May 1995


About

In 1940 a competition was held to design a memorial to Dame Nellie Melba for the Sydney Town Hall. Money for the memorial was provided by the English singer Lord Lurgan. Twelve designs were submitted and the winner chosen by artist and architect John D. Moore, art publisher Sydney Ure Smith and the Lord Mayor of Sydney. Arthur Murch was awarded the prize and his relief plaque was dedicated in May of 1941. This is Margel Hinder's design for the memorial


Details


Date

(circa 1941)


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

plaster


Dimensions

45.7 x 31.9 x 2.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of Enid Hawkins 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC322.121.8


Artist information

Margel Hinder

Works in the collection

72