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Synchrotron unmasks Nolan's Ned Kelly

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Gina Fairley

Is the face under Ned Kelly's mask the famous bushranger or the artist who painted it, Sidney Nolan?

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Detail of Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly: 'Nobody knows anything about my case but myself' (1945); Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of Heide and the Heide Circle of Donors 1998; supplied

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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