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Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947
enamel paint on composition board, 90.80 x 121.50 cm
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
National Gallery of Australia collection
Sidney Nolan, The Ned Kelly series
Opens 11 August
The Sidney Nolan rebel masterpiece series comes to Perth. AGWA explores the iconic Australian rebel, Ned Kelly, as immortalised in Sidney Nolan’s celebrated series of 26 works from the 1940s. On short-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia, it’s a rare opportunity to view this renowned series depicting the story of bush outlaw Ned Kelly through Nolan’s bold and expressive sense of landscape and vivid storytelling.
Spaced 3: north by southeast
Opens 18 August
Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists, from Australia and the Nordic region. Each artist presents works made after immersive residencies in their opposing hemispheres and track, amongst other things, the ways that identity is composed in dynamic exchange with the forces of nature and economics.
BABANYU (FRIENDS FOR LIFE)
2 FEBRUARY – 13 AUGUST
The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging. Many of the stories she shared were, and still are, largely unknown or acknowledged in mainstream Australian
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