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.Continue reading Ballarat’s art gallery
I never miss a rare visit to Brisbane’s art gallery. It’s right on the Brisbane River opposite the city, next to Southbank. My favourite wander is past Aboriginal art, particularly traditional works that rely on earth colours. While displays change every visit, I savour my trips. Continue reading A disgruntled painter?
I was ready to leave Melbourne’s State Theatre after seeing the Arthur Boyd collection, until I rounded a corner on to Sidney Nolan’s Paradise Garden. Continue reading A wander through Paradise Garden
One of my all time favourite Australian artists has always been Arthur Boyd. On a previous visit to Melbourne, there had been a special exhibition of his Bride Series at the Heide. Continue reading A State Theatre treasure
One of Australian artist, Sydney Nolan’s most famous series was his Ned Kelly paintings. As I wandered through the Reed’s original home which made up part of the Heidi Museum of Modern Art, I came across one from the series hiding in the library. Continue reading Sydney Nolan
After the artist spent several years in Europe, he returned to Australia. As explained in a video at the NGV exhibition, most Australians live around a saucer — from Bristbane around to Perth — following the coast. Continue reading John Olsen’s Sea Paintings