14 JUNE - 28 JULY, 2019
THE DIRECTORS CHALLENGE
The Tatiara Palette Painters will be painting throughout
the month inspired by one of Australia’s most significant
artists, Sir Sidney Nolan.
Sir Sidney Nolan was one of Australia’s most significant modernist artists, best known for his depictions of the history and mythology of bush life in Australia. His paintings, often rich in colour, striking in composition and deliberately awkward in technique, represent
Australian stories of loss, failure and capture, featuring figures such as the bushranging Kelly Gang, shipwreck victim Eliza Fraser and the explorers Burke and Wills.
Nolan’s Ned Kelly series is a distillation of a complex, layered story set in the Victorian landscape and centered around the 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’. It’s in this spirit the Palette Painters are creating this new work.
Nolan’s iconic paintings, the Ned Kelly series from the
National Gallery of Australia are showing at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier until August 4, 2019