Joy Hester is an Australian artist who played an important role in the development of Australian modernism. The Penguins was an Australian avant-garde movement in the 1940’s that was stimulated by the modernist magazine of the same name. Joy’s work was highly expressionistic and loose. They were very modern for their time. She worked mainly with ink and brush and endeavoured to explore the extremes of human emotion. Her work was made rapidly and feels very instinctive. A lot of her work is either stored or on display at the Heide Museum of Modern Art and well look a peruse if you’re in Melbourne ♥
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