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Official Opening & Floortalk: Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series

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Join Nick Mitzevich, National Gallery Australia for the Official Opening & Floor Talk for 'Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series'

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An Evening with Nick Mitzevich, Director National Gallery of Australia

The Gallery is delighted to welcome Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia, for this special opening of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series. Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and join Nick for a floortalk to gain insight into this iconic series of paintings. Booking essential.

Friday 19 March 2021 | 5.00pm – 7.00pm DST | $30

As places are strictly limited due to social distancing measures, if you book a ticket and can no longer attend please manage your booking by following the link in your booking confirmation email so that others may book their visit.

Please note that the Gallery Shop and Cafe will remain open for this session and bookings are recommended for the cafe: Gallery by Bacaro 02 6672 5088 | gallerybybacaro@gmail.com

This ticket is for the allotted session only and Gallery visitors wishing to return to the Ned Kelly exhibition in another session will be required to purchase an additional ticket.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Sidney Nolan's 1946-47 paintings on the 19th-century Victorian bushranger Ned Kelly, with his starkly simplified depiction of Kelly in his homemade armour, have become iconic Australian images.

Nolan painted many different images of this country. In this series, the paintings take us through the main events of the Ned Kelly story: from early encounters with police in pursuit of Kelly and his gang, to the shooting at Stringybark Creek through to the siege at Glenrowan, ending with the trial at which Kelly was sentenced to hang in 1880. Nolan was captivated by the mythic implications of the story and wanted to go beyond a literal approach. Interwoven with the story are the artist's meditations on the universal themes of violence, injustice, love and betrayal. For Nolan, the Kelly saga was also a way to paint the Australian landscape and he believed that it was 'a story arising out of the bush and ending in the bush'.

The series was painted while Nolan was living with Sunday and John Reed at their semi-rural home, 'Heide', in present-day Bulleen, Melbourne. In 1977, Sunday Reed generously donated 25 of the 26 works on display to the National Gallery of Australia.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In accordance with NSW Government Health Advice limited capacity is currently in place. To avoid disappointment it is strongly recommended that tickets are booked in advance as places are strictly limited for this session and sessions sell out quickly. Please include a name, address and contact details of each visitor attending the Gallery.

Note: The Gallery will be open to our guest at 5.30pm DST. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Gallery and social distancing measures are in place.

Cloaking of large items is temporarily not available.

Please visit the Gallery website for full program details. For further information email tweedart@tweed.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 6670 2790.

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The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is a Tweed Shire Council Community facility, supported by Create NSW, the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd., and private donations.

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