Rayner Hoff: Life and Art
9—22 March 2017
Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11
Rayner Hoff was a talented and charismatic sculptor who established the School of Sculpture at the National Art School in 1922. An influential teacher and artist, he went on to become Head of School until 1937. He is best known for his major sculptures adorning the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, but he also designed the original Holden lion logo, won the Wynne Prize in 1927, and was considered the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia at the time. This exhibition presents a selection of his work alongside those of his colleagues and students. The project, presented in the artist’s former studio, the Rayner Hoff Project Space, accompanies the launch of a major new biography, Rayner Hoff: the life of a sculptor, by NAS lecturer and historian, Deborah Beck.