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Joy Hester

Joy Hester’s ‘Love I’ is a fascinating piece with an equally fascinating story behind its creation.Affairs, angst and an art gallery built on an ancient cow burial ground all play an important role in the life of Joy Hester. Jess Perkins tells Joy Hester’s story in this episode of Do Go On Presents: ArtyFacts.

Each week Arty-Facts explores the fascinating history behind some of Melbourne’s most famous artworks and their artists. An accessible and fun look at art history.

Do Go On Presents: Arty-Facts is a joint production between Do Go On and Stupid Old Studios. It is broadcast on C31 Sundays at 8.30pm, simulcast on the Stupid Old Studios YouTube Channel and is available via the Do Go On podcast feed and the Community Radio Network. This program is made with the support of the Community Broadcast Foundation.

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