Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series
This must-see series is a Travelling Exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia. It is a rare opportunity to view these renowned works that depict the story of the outlaw Kelly, and evidence Nolan’s characteristic expressive landscapes and vivid storytelling techniques.
Ned Kelly seen through Sidney Nolan’s rebel masterpiece series, explores themes of identity, individuality, a strong sense of place and vivid brushwork, which have cemented this series of outlaw Ned Kelly in Australia’s psyche of national identity.
AGWA focusses on the Australian iconic rebel Ned Kelly as immortalised in Sidney Nolan’s celebrated series of 26 works from the 1940s. This must see series is on short-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia. The show offers a rare opportunity to view this renowned sequence depicting the story of the fabled bush outlaw Kelly, demonstrating Nolan’s characteristic bold and expressive sense of landscape and vivid storytelling.
There are a number of special events planned, including a lecture series, guided tours, and a historical banquet dinner featuring an after-hours tour of Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series and mask-masking family fun in the Imagination room July-September. See the website for details.
Image credit - Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947. Enamel paint on composition board, 90.80 x 121.50 cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977. National Gallery of Australia collection.