Vale: Nigel Lendon

The Visual Arts says goodbye to a great thinker and advocate; an artist who impacted a generation of sculptors.

This week the visual arts sector lost a giant – a rigorous thinker and astute conceptual artist who was formative in shaping the landscape of abstraction in Australia.

Adelaide-born Nigel Lendon (1944-2021) passed away (24 October) after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was celebrated as an art historian and curator, an educator and an artist in his own right.

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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