ROSALEEN NORTON

ROSALEEN NORTON

‘Rosaleen Miriam “Roie” Norton (2 October 1917 – 5 December 1979), who used the craft name of Thorn, was an Australian artist and occultist, in the latter capacity adhering to a form of pantheistic / Neopagan Witchcraft which was devoted to the god Pan. She lived much of her later life in the bohemian area of Kings Cross, Sydney, leading her to be termed theWitch of Kings Crossin some of the tabloids, and from where she led her own coven of Witches.‘ – WIKI



ROSALEEN NORTON

Rosaleen Norton on 30 January 1950, with her depiction of a satyr. (via Hyperallergic via SMH NEWS)



A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist
Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, September 9, 2014


Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality. READ


ROSALEEN NORTON

Photograph of Rosaleen Norton with one of her art pieces (via Hyperallergic, images courtesy Sonia Bible)


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Syrinx (1965) par RYAN LARKIN (May 31, 2011)