Vale Annette Bezor

Rising to prominence in the 1980s, South Australian painter Annette Bezor added much to the feminist conversation in contemporary art.

A word that comes to mind when describing painter Annette Bezor is ‘vibrant’ – both in palette, and for her spirited approach to life.

Her long-time dealer Stuart Purves, of Australian Galleries, posted earlier this week about Bezor’s death: ‘It was her optimistic spirit, her clear and real belief in how life worked for her, her unwavering devotion to her work with its clear support, respect and admiration for women and their unsung power from her first picture to her last.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina