The Motherly and Auspicious, Patricia Hackett

2013, oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

The Motherly and Auspicious, Jacket
The Torch Theatre
Directed by Patricia Hackett

Patricia Hackett established the Torch Theatre in the cellar of her home in 1952. Critics were banned from attending. Hackett was costume designer and had a wonderful wardrobe of period garments including authentic Chinese costumes, some said to be from the Boxer Rebellion. Donated by Jennifer Brown,

Yvonne East: Art + Object is an exhibition of artwork that East originally created after being inspired by the fabrics, textures and stories of objects held by the Performing Arts Collection at Adelaide Festival Centre. In 2020 for the very first time the original “muse” objects are on display side by side with East’s artworks.