Ballarat’s art gallery

The gallery was opened in 1890 and was impressive considering the size of the town. Art work was displayed in mixed combinations. For someone like me who doesn’t linger by older examples, this forced me to notice all work on show. Most art was Australian with a splash of English artists. 

Arthur Boyd (one of my favourite Australian artists known more for his paintings) — The disposition

From the bottom of the steps the wall above was filled with an array of work and this was exactly how the rest of the gallery was arranged — a 19thcentury Australian scene next to an Aboriginal painting with an abstract piece above.

Arthur Streeton — The vanishing forest (how relevant this title is today)
Arthur Streeton — The vanishing forest (a relevant title especially in the present)

Like all galleries in Australia, there was no entrance fee.

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