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Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

2 Mistral Road

South Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

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Join Adriane Boag, Program Convenor from the National Gallery of Australia, for an educators' evening with Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series.

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Thursday 10 June I 5.00 - 8.00pm

Join Adriane Boag, Program Convenor from the National Gallery of Australia, for an educators' evening with the Ned Kelly series. Drawing on the saga of Ned Kelly, Sidney Nolan created the series in 1946 exploring the narrative and legacy of the 19th-century bushranger. Nolan’s starkly simplified depiction of Kelly in his homemade armour has become an iconic Australian image.

“I find that a desire to paint the landscape involves a wish to hear more of the stories that take place within the landscape. Stories which may not only be heard in country towns and read in the journals of explorers, but which persist in the memory”. - Sidney Nolan

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Enjoy an in-depth tour of the exhibition with Adriane as you explore themes of landscape, light, space and place. Dive into a conversation about Australian identity and interrogate concepts of myth, icon and legend.

Get creative as you respond to the exhibition in a making activity. Using material exploration to further investigate key concepts within the exhibition, the program will model a hands-on activity that can be adapted in the classroom.

Discover a range of other resources related to the exhibition and strategies for how the story of Ned Kelly and this iconic exhibition may integrate into all curriculum areas.

Meet, mix and mingle with other educators from the region, linger in the exhibition and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Documentation of Professional Development hours available on request.

The National Gallery’s Outreach Program is supported by the John T Reid Charitable Trusts.

About the Exhibition

Currently on display until 22 August 2021 I Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Sidney Nolan’s 1946–47 paintings on the theme of the bushranger Ned Kelly are one of the greatest series of Australian paintings of the 20th century. Nolan’s Ned Kelly series is a distillation of a complex, layered story set in the Victorian landscape and centred around a 19th century bushranger and his gang who were on the run from the police.

Landscape is a key element in the paintings—as Nolan said, “it began in the landscape and ended in the landscape”. The series also depends upon a loosely-threaded but vital, dramatic human narrative that has its catalyst with Constable Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly 1946 in the domestic arena of the Kelly family home where a fracas occurs, and ends with The trial 1947, in a Melbourne courtroom where Ned Kelly is sentenced to death.


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