Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at war

Norman Hetherington, Backstalls, Jacky-Jacky May 1944, watercolour on paper; Work courtesy of the estate of Norman Hetherington

Opening 6:00pm Saturday 11 March 2017

12 March – 07 May 2017

Norman Hetherington is best remembered as the creator of one of Australia’s longest running children’s shows Mr. Squiggle, but before he made his name on television he was a soldier in the 4th Detachment 1st Australian Army Entertainment Unit during WW II.  In this Unit Hetherington entertained the troops, through acting, script writing, costume and stage design and the production of hundreds of pen and ink drawings of the life of the soldier.

This exhibition, curated by the artist’s daughter, Rebecca Hetherington is a selection of work produced while on duty in Northern Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific and is a Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest touring exhibition.

Join us for the Anzac Day floor talk with Rebecca Hetherington

 

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Imahe: Norman Hetherington, Backstalls, Jacky-Jacky May 1944, watercolour on paper; Work courtesy of the estate of Norman Hetherington