A PRESTIGIOUS collection of Australian artworks will be mounted in London as a part of the ‘Australia’ exhibition.From drawings, to paintings, photography and multimedia, the exhibition features 146 talented artists with over 200 works, spanning from the year 1800 to the present day, from Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ series, to Frederick McCubbin’s ‘The Pioneer’.
Prince Charles of Wales, patron of the exhibition, spoke about the momentous significance of the artworks coming to London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
It is an extraordinary achievement that the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Australia have been able to bring together so many important works for the first time outside Australia.”
Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Ron Adford, also expressed his excitement for event.
“This partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Australia is a great opportunity to present Australia’s strong visual arts tradition, particularly that of land and landscape, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to audiences in Europe.”
The exhibition tells the story of Australia through its ancient and dramatic landscape, from the colonisation of the first settlers to the more growing modernisation of the last century.
The ‘Australia’ exhibition will run through the remainder of the year, from September 21 to December 8.
Words: Andrew Nardi