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Deborah Beck

Deborah Beck is a historian, writer and artist who has exhibited her work widely. She is currently lecturer, archivist and collections manager at the National Art School. She is the author of Hope in Hell: A history of Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School and Set in Stone: The Cell Block Theatre, which won a NSW Premier’s History Award in 2012.

Books from this author
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Set in Stone
April 2011
Set in Stone Set in Stone is the first book to explore this iconic cultural site and the ground-breaking works that emerged from its rough sandstone walls.
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Rayner Hoff
March 2017
In the 1920s and 1930s, Rayner Hoff was the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia, best known for the sculptures and friezes that adorn Sydney's Anzac Memorial, including Sacrifice at its centre.