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Revolving construction



Margel Hinder


04 Jan 1906 - 29 May 1995




Media categories

Sculpture , Time-based art

Materials used

wire and plastic


35.5 x 56.0 x 49.5 cm

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1959


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Margel Hinder

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 16 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 120 (colour illus.).

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

Ian Cornford, The sculpture of Margel Hinder, 'List of illustrations', pg. 6-7, Willoughby, 2013, 7, 96, 98 (colour illus.), 156.

Renée Free, Art and Australia (Vol. 18, No. 3), 'The Art of Frank and Margel Hinder, 1930 - 1980', pg. 241-248, Sydney, Autumn 1981, 247 (colour illus.).

Sioux Garside., Kinetic: The art of Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley, Rah Fizelle, Margel Hinder & Frank Hinder, 'Forward', Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.). 3; not paginated

Denise Mimmocchi, The avant-garde icon: Russian avant-garde art and the icon painting tradition, 'Margel Hinder: Revolving construction 1957', pg. 70-71, London, 2008, 70, 71 (colour illus.).

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1959', Sydney, Apr 1960, 27 (illus.).

National Council of Women, An exhibition of women's achievements in the arts, New South Wales, 1960. 78; Kindly lent by the AGNSW

Graeme Sturgeon, The development of Australian sculpture, 1788-1975, 'Chapter 9 - Up, Up and Away 1961-1970', pg. 149-194, London, 1978, 154, 155 (b&w illus.). no. 92; Margel Hinder, Revolving Construction, 1959. 'One of the rare attempts in Australian sculpture to incorporate the dynamic element of movement. As Hinder's delicate space-frame revolves, it presents to the spectator a series of intricate patterns'.

Daniel Thomas, Hemisphere, 'This month's cover', p. 37, Sydney, May 1963, front cover (colour illus.), 37 (colour illus.).

David Thomas, Frank and Margel Hinder Retrospective, Newcastle, 1973. (Margel Hinder) 12

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 2002, 158 (illus.).

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 153 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 18 Mar 1959.

Autumn Exhibition: Contemporary Art Society (1959), Sydney, 1959. 83

Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 18 Mar 1958.