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Badge - Heidelberg Artists' Society, Helen Ilich, 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 23829

Heidelberg District Artists' Society membership badge bar with single star. Belonged to post-war Serbian migrant Helen Ilich who was a member during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Helen migrated to Melbourne from Croatia in 1953 with her two children, her husband already having arrived. She had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio in East Bentleigh which she particularly enjoyed. At the Boyd studio she painted many ceramic pieces with Australian landscape and Aboriginal motifs, produced for the domestic and tourist markets. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.
Metal rectangular bar with scalloped edging and ring to attach to a badge. Features a single five pointed star.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: artistic practices, societies
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: artist socieities
Organisation Named: Heidelberg District Artists Society, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 1964 or later
Past Owner: Helen Ilich, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1996

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