29 January, 2008

Sidney Nolan A New Retrospective

Sidney Nolan A New Retrospective
2 November 2007 to 3 February 2008

Discover the genius of Sidney Nolan, one of Australia’s greatest painters, in this major survey of his celebrated career and extraordinary life.

Nolan transformed our view of the Australian landscape, creating spectacular and original compositions. His work was unpredictable, imaginative and poetic and led him to become our first internationally acclaimed artist.

The exhibition includes many of Nolan’s finest masterpieces which have become indelible icons of 20th century Australian art – the famed Ned Kelly works, early St Kilda and Wimmera paintings, the spectacular Riverbend landscape and Burke and Wills leaving Melbourne. It also features magnificent works from private collections which have rarely been seen by the public.

Drawing on the significant influence music and poetry had during his life, the exhibition’s audio guide and events feature poetry readings, original recordings and personal reflections by Nolan.

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