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Sir Sidney Nolan: Figures in a Landscape

Organised and toured by the Royal West of England Academy

Sat 12 Nov – Sat 10 Dec 1988

This exhibition celebrates paintings made between 1937-87 by Sir Sidney Nolan. His early works was characterised by bold, almost naive imagery and an engaging sense of humour. After army service in the Australian Outback, Nolan create a new, more authentic vision of Australia, conveying the clarity of light, the vivid colour and sharp detail of the varied landscape. His series of paintings of Ned Kelly are classic images, adding a mystic dimension to the essential character of this typical Australian hero. This exhibition will also contain his deigns for the stage, including ‘Rite of Spring’ and the forthcoming ‘Abduction from the Seraglio’ by Mozart.

Supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain