Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas

After successfully exploring the art scenes of London, France and Morocco, Hilda Rix Nicholas settled at Knockalong, a property near Delegate, on the Monaro plain in the 1920s. In Paris to Monaro the artist's portraits in the landscape are shown amongst a treasure trove of objects transported from the magical studio she created there.

Art Exhibition previously on at National Portrait Gallery in Other Metro Canberra precinct, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
From Friday 31 May 2013 to Sunday 11 August 2013

Bringing in the sheep, c. 1936 image Rix catching the horse, c. 1949 image The bride (June Ashley-Wilson), c. 1938 image Autumn evening’s golden glow, c. 1942 image Canberra from Red Hill, 1927 image Colonel Barnes, c. 1907 image The pied piper, c. 1911 image Retour de la chasse, 1911 image La robe Chinoise, c. 1913 image In the bush (Dorothy Richmond on horseback), 1927 image Country garden, Knockalong, c. 1945 image The shepherd of Knockalong, c. 1933 image On the hilltop, c. 1934-35 image Spring afternoon, Knockalong, c. 1933 image The fair musterer, 1935 image Snowy River country, c. 1945 image Phyl Maslin and her pony, Muffet, 1935 image Barrie Rix Wright age 3 years 9 months, 1934 image The Spanish shawl, c. 1936 image The fleece, 1944 image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 04 July 2013.
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Learning resource

This resource, structured around the biography of the artist Hilda Rix Nicholas, is a companion to the exhibition Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas. With a focus on selected works it provides questions and activities to prepare students to visit the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery or online at, questions for discussion in the exhibition and post visit extension questions and activity.