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Capital and Country: The Federation Years 1900-1914 is currently being staged at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until 19 January 2014.
It is the first major exhibition to focus on Australian painting from the Federation era.
The 46 works in the exhibition reveal the richness and diversity of non-Indigenous Australian painting during this time. Some of the artists include Frederick McCubbin, George W. Lambert and Hans Heysen as well as lesser known artists including Florence Fuller, Godfrey Rivers and Richard Hayley-Lever.
The images range from sunlit images that convey the nation's patriotic embrace of their own landscape, to those that emphasise the popularity of portraiture and figure painting in Europe.
It is a travelling exhibition of paintings from the national collection, developed as the National Gallery of Australia's gift to the nation in celebration of Federation and the centenary of Canberra in 2013.
Ballarat is the only Victorian venue for this national touring exhibition for the National Gallery of Australia.
If you would like to experience the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia, visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat to view Capital and Country: The Federation Years 1900-1914 currently on display until 19 January 2014.