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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
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.
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.