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Exhibition: Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series - Albury

Overview

EVENT DATE
23 Nov 2018 TO 17 Feb 2019
FREQUENCY
ONCE ONLY

Description

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is thrilled to present the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series in its entirety, as part of a nation-wide tour. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art as the series comes to Kelly country.

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series depicts the story of Australia’s most infamous outlaw in a sequence of 26 paintings. Nolan’s starkly simplified silhouette and vibrant colour strokes brought this early colonial mythology to life, with Nolan’s depiction quickly forming part of Australia’s shared iconography. The series is a masterclass on Australian history and the development of a new figuration and landscape depiction in Australian art.

Ned Kelly series is on tour from the National Gallery of Australia.