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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series Exhibition

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
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Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery will be showcasing the travelling Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series exhibition from 29 October, 2021 to 20 February, 2022.

Sidney Nolan's famous paintings of bushranger Edward 'Ned' Kelly are one of the greatest series of Australian paintings of the 20th century.

Image from National Gallery of Australia Facebook page

Nolan painted the majority of these works in glossy enamel-like paint on the dining-room table at Heide Museum of Modern Art; the home of John and Sunday Reed in Bulleen, a suburb of Melbourne. The National Gallery of Australia holds 26 of the 27 paintings in the series after Sunday Reed donated them in 1977.

Image from National Gallery of Australia Facebook page

The series follows the main sequence of the Kelly story but it wasn't intended for the series to be an 'authentic' depiction of the events. The Kelly saga was a way for Nolan to paint the Australian landscape in new ways, with the story giving meaning to the place. Nolan described the paintings of having universal themes of injustice, love and betrayal.

Visit the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery for the unique display of Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series exhibition from 29 October, 2021 to 20 February, 2022.
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Why? Exclusive exhibition featuring Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings
When: 29 October - 20 February 2022
Phone: (03) 6165 7000
Where: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Dunn Pl, Hobart
Cost: Free
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