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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series - FREE Exhibition

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Nolan's famous paintings come to the Art Gallery of WA
Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series
Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly, 1946


The Art Gallery of WA will be paying tribute to one of Australia's most well-known and prolific artists, Sidney Nolan, with an exhibition devoted to his famous series of paintings about the legendary bushranger Ned Kelly.

Sidney Nolan was a popular and successful Australian artist who operated in the early half of the 20th century. He made a name for himself in the Australian art scene with his interesting perspective on Australia's history and culture.



He is most famous for his Ned Kelly paintings which show the outlaw in his iconic armour which is depicted as a square box on his head with a pair of eyes visible through a slit. Nolan identified with Kelly's life as an outlaw and as an outcast and that is reflected in his paintings. Nolan's Ned Kelly series was so well received they have become part of Australian heritage and culture and his image of Kelly is considered an Australian icon.

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series
Sidney Nolan's The Trial, 1947



General admission to the Ned Kelly exhibition will be FREE.

There will also be a series of lectures and guided tours.

The Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinder's Lecture series will be held once a month for 3 months and will explore Australia's love affair with outlaws and scoundrels. General admission to this lecture series will be $18 and $15 for AGWA members. For more information and details about session times CLICK HERE.

The Rebels Curator Tour will take you on an exclusive after-hours tour of the exhibition with AGWA Curator Melissa Harpley. General admission will be $35 and $25 for AGWA members.

There will also be a FREE morning tea and guided tour of Ned Kelly paintings and AGWA Historical exhibition held on Friday, October 5 from 10am to 11.30am for AGWA members ONLY.

To keep up to date about this exciting exhibition, make sure to visit the Art Gallery of WA's Facebook Page.
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Why? The Art Gallery of WA will be hosting an exhibition of Sidney Nolanís famous Ned Kelly paintings from 11 August to 12 November 2018. Admission will be FREE.
When: The Ned Kelly exhibit will run from 11 August to 12 November 2018. The Art Gallery of WA is closed on Tuesdays and open from 10am to 5pm on Mondays and from Wednesday through to Sunday.
Phone: 9492 6600
Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000 Australia
Cost: General admission to the exhibition will be FREE but some guided tours and lecture series have a cost and tickets must be purchased in order to attend.
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