Rediscovering the Australian Landscape 1940 – 1980: Nolan, Drysdale and Williams
Dr Richard Haese – Honorary Associate, Faculty of Humanities, La Trobe University
Beginning in the 1940s Sidney Nolan and Russell Drysdale began the rediscovery of the Australian landscape from a modernist perspective, beginning a journey that would take them to the very centre of this arid continent. The challenge of rendering the experience of this so called ‘dead heart’ produced among the most radical paintings in Australian art – a challenge met only by the equally radical landscape painting of Fred Williams from the 1960s onwards.
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2012, 2.45 for 3pm.
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter Waterwall entrance, via St Kilda Road)
Cost: Free for FOTGL Members / $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession; includes refreshment on conclusion.
Bookings essential: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm daily, Event code: FOTGL 211012
Lecture presented by the Friends of the Gallery Library.