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Fred Williams in the You Yangs

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55 Little Malop Street

Geelong, VIC 3220

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Fred Williams in the You Yangs focuses on the turning point in Fred Williams’ vision of the Australian landscape.

The enigmatic You Yangs range lies just over 20 km north of Geelong. Fred Williams first spotted the range in 1957 from the deck of the ship on which he was sailing home to Melbourne from London. Williams commenced drawing and painting in the You Yangs in 1962, and the geography provided him with various vantage points to focus on the distinctive rocky outcrops of the place, and the vast expanses of country that opened before him. It is his works of this period which led to what we now consider Fred Williams’ ‘classic’ or signature interpretation of the Australian landscape.

Visitors to Fred Williams in the You Yangs from Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November can enjoy discounted entry to the 2017 Archibald Prize. Follow the link to purchase 2017 Archibald Prize + Fred Williams tickets. Please note, tickets for Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November need to be purchased from the Geelong Gallery Visitor services desk on the day.

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Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape 1963
oil and tempera on composition board
The Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
© Estate of Fred Williams


Fred Williams 'You Yangs landscape'  1963, oil and tempera on composition board. Wesfarmers Corporate Collection. © Estate of Fred Williams

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