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Curator's Choice: The Art of the Bridge

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State Library of NSW

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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The Art of the Bridge

With Anni Turnbull

Join curator Anni Turnbull as she explores the Library’s art collection relating to the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As well as being an engineering marvel, the Sydney Harbour Bridge evoked nationalistic feeling and captured the imagination of the country, with many artists documenting its progress.

Anni will show the work of 1930s artists Robert Emerson Curtis, Jessie Traill and Roland Wakelin, cartoonists from the 1930s, and contemporary artists Peter Kingston and Barbara Davidson.

Image: Picnic at the Rocks, 1952, Roland Wakelin

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