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The Les Darcy Collection, Curator Talk with Cheryl Farrell
August 18 | 11:00 am — 11:30 am AEST
One event on July 21, 2021 at 11:00 am
One event on August 18, 2021 at 11:00 am
Bookings required via Eventbrite (click here to book now)
Wednesday, 23 June
Wednesday, 21 July
Wednesday, 18 August
The same content will be presented at each session.
Les Darcy looms large in Maitland and boxing history, known as the Maitland Wonder in his seven-year career as a professional boxer, Les Darcy fought a staggering fifty times. He only lost four times, and never lost by knockout.
An exclusive Les Darcy cabinet of curiosities has been created from the MRAG collection for the Shadow Boxer exhibition. Included in the cabinet are some of Les’s precious and personal items donated to MRAG by Les’s family. Collection Curator Cheryl Farrell has not only curated the cabinet but has also collected first hand stories about the items and has a wealth of knowledge about Les, his life and career.
Register to attend one of three talks not to miss this unique opportunity to learn more about Les Darcy the Maitland Wonder.
Image Les Darcy, c.1915-1917, Silver gelatin print, Purchased by Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 2004
The Shadow Boxer exhibition is supported by The Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and Managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.