HESTER

A powerful play about Australian artist Joy Hester –a passionate, controversial woman whose life is tumultuous, an intermeshing of art, politics, love, tragedy and celebration.

Joy Hester is a lone female painter among the famous male artists of the 1940’s. Married to Australian artist Albert Tucker and best friend to Sidney Nolan her story is set in rural Victoria at a farm house owned by benefactors John and Sunday Reed. It is here that the most talented of Australian artists were nurtured. It is the time of post-impressionism, modernism and political art. Life is intense –politics, art, war, depression and complicated love affairs ensue during the most important period in Australian art history.

CAST 4 men · 2 women
SETTING Rural Australia · 1940s

WENDY BECKETT
Playwright.
© 2016 WENDY BECKETT