Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz (Sunday)

Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz (Sunday)

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Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz

About this event

From July 21 - 23 October 2022, the Sydney Jewish Museum will exhibit Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz. This rare exhibition will showcase 50 works by Sir Sidney Nolan from a series never before seen in Australia.

Best known for his bold modernist work, Nolan elevated the mythology of the Australian bush to global prominence and earned himself a place among the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Yet, his response to the Holocaust has until now remained unseen and unknown.

This exhibition uncovers an important chapter in his life and work: a series of images painted with great intensity during 1961, as the Adolf Eichmann trial came to a close and as Nolan prepared to visit Auschwitz.

Tickets include general admission to the whole museum.

Entry into the Museum and the feature exhibition Shaken to his core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz is complimentary on Sundays. Thank you to Lisa and Danny Goldberg for making this possible with their generous gift to the Museum.

To visit the Museum on a weekday, click here to book. Please note we are not open on Saturdays.

About the Sydney Jewish Museum

A recent Australia-wide survey (Gandel Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness in Australia Survey, 2022) found that Holocaust education doesn’t just correlate with warmer feelings towards Jewish people, but also towards other vulnerable groups and minorities - helping to increase social cohesion and harmony across the board. Despite these benefits, it found that nearly a quarter of Australian adults had little or no knowledge of the Holocaust. The Sydney Jewish Museum is helping to address this gap through education, storytelling and the preservation of memory.

The Museum was established in 1992 by the generation of Holocaust survivors who came to Australia. It was envisioned as a place to memorialise those who were murdered during the Holocaust, where survivors’ stories from the past and personal objects would be preserved. This year, we celebrate 30 years as a living museum that holds the voices of history.

We continue to give a voice to the victims of the Holocaust, and survivors still visit to share their stories with people from all walks of life, helping to start conversations and inspire change within modern Australia.

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