Kew at the British Museum
21 April – 16 October 2011
Experience an Australian landscape in the heart of London with the fourth landscape on the Museum’s forecourt created in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Take a journey across the whole continent, from eastern Australia’s coastal habitat, through the arid red centre, to the western Australian granite outcrop featuring unique and highly endangered plants.
A series of exhibitions and events focusing on Australia
From April to October 2011, experience some diverse aspects of Australia at the British Museum with a series of free exhibitions and exciting events. The season includes a specially commissioned space presenting Australian biodiversity in the Museum’s forecourt, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an exhibition of modern Australian works, most of which have never been seen in public before, and a display of beautifully handcrafted baskets, created by Indigenous Australians.
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Out of Australia
prints and drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas
26 May – 11 September 2011
A free prints and drawings exhibition featuring works by Australian artists from the 1940s to the present.
The exhibition is the first big show of Australian art of any kind in London for over a decade, and it is the first exhibition of Australian works on paper of this scale and ambition to be held outside Australia. It features 125 works on paper by 60 artists, from the 1940s modernists to contemporary artists and Indigenous Australian printmakers, all drawn from the British Museum’s impressive collection.more info