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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series

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Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

19 Conacher Street

Darwin City, NT 0820

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Sidney Nolan’s 1946-47 paintings depicting the 19th century bush ranger Ned Kelly are among the most significant Australian paintings of the 20th century.

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series is a touring exhibition of this significant series on display at MAGNT Darwin from 16 November 2019 – 23 February 2020.


About the exhibition

Nolan’s Ned Kelly series is a distillation of a complex, layered story set in the Victorian landscape and centred around a nineteenth-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.

The marriage of a feeling for the environment and human drama imbues these paintings with meaning and poetic resonance. While the legendary aspect is informed by social history, some of the paintings are embellished by Nolan’slively imagination.


MAGNT Bullocky Point | Gallery 4



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Adults $10
Concession $8
Child 5-15* $3
*Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult




FAQs


Q. Do I need a ticket to visit Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series and MAGNT?

A. General entry to MAGNT is free. Admission fees apply for the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition.


Q. Will tickets be available to purchase at MAGNT?

A. Yes, you can purchase tickets in person at MAGNT.


Q. Do I have to bring a printed ticket to MAGNT?

A. No, you can collect your online tickets from the MAGNT Information Desk on arrival.


Q. Are there any age restrictions to the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition?

A. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that the content of the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition may not be suitable for all children.


Q. Can I use my ticket on a different date than originally intended?

A. Tickets can be used on a different date than originally intended. To assist the Visitor Experience team in checking you in please inform them of the date of the original booking.


Q. I booked my ticket but now I can't make it, can I have a refund?

A. Yes, refunds can be made up to 7 days before the date of intended use.


Q. How do I get to MAGNT?

A. Visit the MAGNT website for information about public transport and parking, as well as directions and a map.


Q. Is there a cafe and shop at MAGNT?

A. Yes, MAGNT has an independently run cafe and The Store at the Museum, both open 7 days a week.


Q. Is MAGNT open on public holidays?

A. MAGNT is open all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.


Q. Will there be wheelchair friendly access to the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition?

A. Yes, MAGNT provides ramp or chairlift access to all of its galleries. Free wheelchairs are also available to those in need for the duration of their visit, we advise phoning ahead to reserve one for your visit.


Q. Can I bring a pram to the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition?

A. Yes, the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series exhibition space will be suitable for prams and young families.


Q. What facilities are provided for people with babies?

A. A parents room with baby changing and feeding facilities is provided at MAGNT.

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Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

19 Conacher Street

Darwin City, NT 0820

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