The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Out of Australia: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas at the British Museum

LONDON.- Out of Australia: prints and drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas focuses on modern Australian artists of the past seventy years through their graphic art. The exhibition is on view from May 26th through September 11th, 2011 at the British Museum. The exhibition is the first major show of Australian art in London for at least a decade, and the largest and most ambitious devoted to Australian works on paper ever held outside Australia itself. The material for the exhibition comes entirely from the British Museum’s recently-formed collection of Australian prints and drawings, the most significant public collection outside Australia.

The Australian prints and drawings collection at the British Museum has been built up over the past eight years through the generosity of many Australian artists, estates, collectors and supporters. The catalyst for the formation of the modern Australian collection was the gift of Fred Williams’ etchings and drawings from his widow Lyn Williams in 2003. Since then other major gifts have been received including works by Aboriginal artists such as Kitty Kantilla, Gloria Petyarre, Rover Thomas, and younger contemporary Australian artists including Peter S Graham, Brent Harris and Ricky Swallow, all of whom feature in the British Museum’s exhibition.

Out of Australia comprises 126 works on paper by 60 artists and is arranged broadly chronologically. The exhibition begins in the 1940s, with the rise of the distinctive school of Australian artists known as the ‘Angry Penguins’ where Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker and Joy Hester experimented with surrealism and expressionism. The influence of the Jewish ‘enemy alien’ refugee artists from Europe is traced through the work of Erwin Fabian, Klaus Friedeberger and former Bauhaus teacher Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack during and after their internment in Australia. The show continues with the works of Australian artists in London and Paris during the 1950s and 60s including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Arthur Boyd, sculptor Robert Klippel, Brett Whiteley and Colin Lanceley. This section demonstrates the close interplay between Australians living abroad and the British and European art scenes. The examples from the 1960s and 70s show the development of printmaking in Australia, with the breakthrough landscape etchings of Fred Williams, the feminist works of Barbara Hanrahan and Bea Maddock, the figurative expressionism of George Baldessin, and the abstract metaphysical etchings of Roger Kemp. Important drawings by Tony Tuckson reveal his responses to abstract expressionism while those by Robert Jacks show his direct experience of minimalism in North America during the 1970s.

The 1980s and 90s are represented with drawings by Dick Watkins, James Gleeson and Ken Whisson. Political and social issues are expressed in the prints of Mike Parr, Ann Newmarch and Micky Allan and the AIDS activist David McDiarmid. The exhibition concludes with works by contemporary artists including Brent Harris, Ricky Swallow and G.W. Bot, and prints by some of the most prominent Indigenous Australian artists including Rover Thomas, Robert Cole, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Gloria Petyarre, Kitty Kantilla, Judy Watson and Dorothy Napangardi.

Today's News

May 27, 2011

British-Born Surrealist Painter Leonora Carrington Dies at Age 94 in Mexico City

British Museum Study Shows Britain is an Amateur Treasure Seeker's Paradise

Maya Funerary Offering Found by Archaeologists in Cenote Near Chichen Itza

Richard Long, A Pioneer of Land and Conceptual Art, Exhibits at Haunch of Venison

Sotheby's Russian Art Auctions to be Led by Important Group of Paintings by Vereschagin

For the First Time Ever, National Gallery Painting by Van Gogh Comes to Life

After 10 Years, Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

Many Artists at ART HK International Art Fair Revel in Freedom to Support Ai Weiwei

LACMA Presents 32 Images of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

The MFA Houston Selects Three Architecture Firms to Submit Design Proposals for an Expanded MFAH

Collection of Rare Ornithological Inspired Music Boxes Highlight June Auction

National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates 150th Birthday with a Gift of 173 Indigenous Artworks

ARTZUID 2011 an International Sculpture Exhibition in a Unique Cultural Heritage Setting

Material Girls Exhibition Intrigues, Amazes and Inspires at Reginald F Lewis Museum

The Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal Presents Déja - The Collection on Display

Whitney Museum of American Art Presents Brooklyn-Based Artist Cory Arcangel's Pro Tools

MoMA Presents the First American Museum Presentation of Boris Mikhailov's Photographs

Detroit Institute of Arts Presents SYNC: A Fundraiser where Art Meets Technology

Los Angeles Modern Auction to Offer Unique Modern Art & Design Sale on June 26

Mysterious Wanderer, The Leatherman, from 1800s Gets More Peaceful New York Grave

British Painter Laurence Stephen Lowry Record Set at Christie's in London

Gagosian Gallery Announces "Lindsay Lohan": Richard Phillips' First Short Film

Exhibition Presents Artist Runa Islam's Newly Commissioned Film Emergence     

Broad Range of High Quality Dutch Paintings at Sotheby's Amsterdam in June

Local Derbyshire Scene Bought for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery by the Art Fund

Sotheby's Latin American Art Evening Sales Achieve Highest Ever Total: $21.7 Million

Agreement Reached on the Sphinx of Hattusha

UK Makes Donation to Preserve Auschwitz Memorial

Out of Australia: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas at the British Museum

The Autry National Center is Recipient of a $6.6 Million Grant from California State Parks

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful