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The announcement that the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation has given $38million to the AGSA has a connection to Nora Heysen.
Mrs Ramsay fell under the spell of art while on a visit with her father to the art gallery in 1936, aged 10.
James and Diana Ramsay at Government House. Picture: supplied
The magic happened in front of a Nora Heysen still life of flowers, Scabious.
She never forgot the transformative power of that experience, and later in life often remarked that: “Without art, you are nothing.”
Scabious by Nora Heysen – 1934