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The Ann Bennett Acquisition 2023

Heather B. Swann, The Staggering Girl 2021, synthetic polymer paint on wood panel, 228 x 228 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, purchased through the Ann Bennett Acquisition Fund 2023 © Heather B. Swann

Heide is delighted to present Heather B. Swann’s stunning painting The Staggering Girl 2021, newly acquired for the museum collection through the Ann Bennett Acquisition fund. Inspired by the classical myth of Leda and the Swan, the work also makes direct reference to Sidney Nolan’s infamous painting Mrs Fraser 1947, long thought to be an allegorical representation of Heide founder and Nolan’s lover, Sunday Reed.

25 November 2023 – 28 April 2024
Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery

Included with museum admission

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