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ON 25 SEPTEMBER, AS I BEGAN THIS review of Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan’s new book, a State Memorial was held in the St Kilda Palais for one of its subjects, the artist Mirka Mora. The acclaimed modernists Albert Tucker and Sidney Nolan, whose work has been celebrated for breaking with traditional approaches to Australian painting, did not have State Memorials.

Certain Indigenous artists have been so honoured, but not any of the mid-twentieth century artists whose work engaged with the challenges of Australian modernism. The painter Pro Hart was recognised with a State Funeral by

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