Sidney Nolan: 100 Year Celebration at Benalla Art Gallery

In News April 27, 2017

Born 100 years ago on April 22, 1917, Sidney Nolan was to become one of Australia’s most celebrated painters. He is best known for his painting series inspired by Australian landscapes, legends and history and featuring figures such as the Kelly Gang, shipwreck victim Eliza Fraser, and the explorers Burke and Wills.

This exhibition celebrates Nolan’s diverse career and includes paintings, rarely seen photographs, screenprints and the much loved Glenrowan tapestry, all from the Benalla Art Gallery Collection.

Nolan’s 1949 Central Australia series of photographs ‘provide a window into the life of outback Australia during the postwar era. More than this, they are the product of an artistic eye, revealing much about Nolan’s working process and highlighting the significant role that photography played in relation to his art.

Sidney Nolan: 100 Year Celebration

Benalla Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria, 3672

Until 21 May 2017

 

Content courtesy of Benalla Art Gallery