An image of Memorial to Nellie MelbaAn image of Memorial to Nellie Melba

Margel Hinder

(Australia 04 Jan 1906 – 29 May 1995)

Memorial to Nellie Melba

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1940 a competition was held to design a memorial to Dame Nellie Melba for the Sydney Town Hall. Money for the memorial was provided by the English singer Lord Lurgan. Twelve designs were submitted and the winner chosen by artist and architect John D. Moore, art publisher Sydney Ure Smith and the Lord Mayor of Sydney. Arthur Murch was awarded the prize and his relief plaque was dedicated in May of 1941. This is Margel Hinder's design for the memorial

Year
(circa 1941)
Media
Sculpture
Medium
plaster
Dimensions
45.7 x 31.9 x 2.4 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Enid Hawkins 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC322.121.8
Copyright
© Estate of Margel Hinder