11 Brown Street, East Perth WA 6004
Start Date
16 February, 2006
End Date
9 April, 2006

This exhibition brings together the works of some the most inventive and influential Australian artists of the 20th Century – John Olsen, Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams and Russell Drysdale.

Each of the artists has sought to redefine the Australian landscape through the language of painting. Profound visions of desert and mountain ranges, vast drought stricken landscapes and powerful narratives of inland Australia have burned themselves into the Australian psyche.

The images created by Olsen, Nolan, Williams and Drysdale continue to inspire and captivate viewers, who now have an opportunity to experience the comprehensive selection of paintings and works on paper presented at the Holmes à Court Gallery.

The exhibition features over 25 works from The Holmes à Court Collection, many of which have not been seen in Western Australia.

Exhibition highlights include;

John Olsen –  Dry Creek Bed, 1981, oil on canvas

Sidney Nolan – Ned Kelly series, 1978-79, lithograph

Fred Williams – Strath Creek Falls II, 1979, oil on canvas

Russell Drysdale – Hometown, 1943, oil on canvas

“I wanted to deal ironically with the cliché of the ‘dead heart; I wanted to know the true nature of the ‘otherness’ I had been born into. I wanted to paint the great purity and implacability of the landscape. I wanted a visual form of the otherness of the thing I had not seen.”

Sidney Nolan, quoted in Elwyn Lynn and Sidney Nolan, Sidney Nolan – Australia, Bay Books Sydney, 1979, p. 13.

For  interviews, information or  images available for reproduction please contact  Emily Lochowicz, Manager, The Holmes à Court Collection  (08) 9218 4539

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