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Daryl Lindsay, Rehearsal not dated (detail). watercolour on paper. Gift of Daryl Lindsay, 1967. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat

DARYL LINDSAY: EN POINTE

The Ballets Russes are credited with inspiring a generation of Australians with the romance and exoticism of ballet. Their tours were so popular that the dancers became major celebrities whose faces graced society pages and advertisements. The company’s aesthetic – choreography, set and costume designs and music – influenced many artists including Max Dupain, Sidney Nolan and Norman Lindsay.

In 1936 Daryl Lindsay, Norman Lindsay’s younger brother and a member of the famous Lindsay family of artists from Creswick near Ballarat, was commissioned by The Herald newspaper to illustrate a series of articles by English writer Arnold Haskell about the company’s 1936–37 tour.

The sketches were published in a monograph catalogue and were exhibited in the theatre foyers of ballet performances in Melbourne and Sydney.

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