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Sidney Nolan: A New Retrospective

Sidney Nolan, Colonial head, 1947.

Sidney Nolan
Colonial head 1947
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2001
Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Sidney Nolan: A New Retrospective

6 June – 28 September 2008
Gallery 4, 5, 6 QAG

Sidney Nolan’s first major retrospective since his death presents an opportunity to unravel something of the artist’s enigma and understand his achievement throughout an entire career. He is best known for his various series, inspired by landscapes, myths or historical events. His output was prolific, ranging across various techniques and media. This retrospective features critical phases from the St Kilda and Wimmera themes through to the first 'Ned Kelly' series, Australian landscapes and his explorer subjects from around the world, including Australian-inspired abstractions.

The exhibition catalogue is available from the Gallery Store and online.

Visit the Sidney Nolan website:
www.sidneynolan.com.au

Public programs

In-Conversation
2.00pm Saturday 7 June
Join exhibition curator Barry Pearce, Head Curator (Australian Art), Art Gallery of New South Wales and Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, as they explore the life and art of Sidney Nolan. Lecture Theatre, QAG.No bookings necessary, however, seating is limited.

Sidney Nolan & Australian Music Performances 2.00pm Sunday 20 July and 10 August The Southern Cross Soloists, led by Paul Dean, present a retrospective of Australian chamber music responding to the progression of Sidney Nolan’s work from the 1930s to the 1980s. Gallery 5, QAG

Nolan on Sundays
2.00pm selected Sundays, QAG
In this series of talks, local curators and historians explore Australian culture and history through the work of Sidney Nolan.

29 June: Sidney Nolan by Dr Nancy Underhill, art historian, editor, ‘Nolan on Nolan, Sidney Nolan in his own words’ and co-editor, ‘The Letters of John Reid’ (2001) and ‘Making Australian Art’ (1991)
17 August: Sidney Nolan and young Brisbane artists and poets of the 1940s, by Michele Helmrich, Art Museum Curator, The University of Queensland Art Museum.

Floortalk
11.00am Thursday 28 August
Dr Nancy Underhill, art historian, editor, ‘Nolan on Nolan, Sidney Nolan in his own words’ and co-editor, ‘The Letters of John Reid’ (2001) and ‘Making Australian Art’ (1991) leads visitors on a guided tour of the ‘Sidney Nolan’ exhibition. Please meet at the exhibition entrance.

Floortalk: Sidney Nolan and Mrs Fraser
11.00am Thursday 18 September QAG Gallery 4, 5 & 6,
Presented by Lynne Seear, Deputy Director,Curatorial and Collection Development.


An exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales

AGNSW

Principal Sponsor

Ernst & Young