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Nolan's famous paintings come to the Art Gallery of WA
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 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.