Image: Portrait: Bonjour M. Ai (2013)
Photo credit: Rob Little
Monday 25 October 2021
Artist, art historian and curator Nigel Lendon (1944-2021) passed away yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer. In addition to being one of Australia’s foremost conceptual artists, Nigel served as Deputy Director and HDR Convenor at the erstwhile Canberra School of Art from 1988-2012. His passion for conceptual art was paralleled in recent decades with research into the war rugs of Afghanistan dating from the Soviet occupation to US-led interventions, as recently exhibited at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery.
There will be a memorial service in due course. Our thoughts are with his partner Pam McGrath, his son Axel Lendon and all his family and friends.