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Margel Hinder
Modern in Motion

Margel Ina Hinder Revolving construction 1957. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1959 © Estate of Margel Hinder

The first dedicated retrospective of one of the most important and dynamic, yet underrated, Australian sculptors of the 20th century

Margel Hinder (1906–95) initially worked in woodcarving in the 1930s but by the early 1950s she shifted to an abstract sculptural language that explored form, space, light and movement. She created commanding kinetic works whose slow rotations encapsulate a sense of the world in perpetual motion.

Hinder also created some of Australia’s most enduring outdoor monuments, incorporating the movement of water into her sculptural forms.

The exhibition includes an immersive installation that reconstructs in lifescale several of her most significant works to convey their power and complexity to audiences.

Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Gallery philanthropic partner Women's Art Group. Major philanthropic partner Crown Resorts Foundation, Packer Family Foundation. Major partner UBS.

30 Jan – 2 May 2021

Free admission

Lower level 2