I really enjoyed this exhibition at The Royal Academy – very comprehensive and interesting to learn how Australian art developed from the time of the first settlers to modern times.
Highlights for me were the Australian Impressionists – especially Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, whose work I wasn’t aware of until this exhibition. Of Sidney Nolan’s work, the surreal ‘Pretty Polly Mine’ appealed to me (see attached pic). From the 1960’s – 1980’s period I particularly liked Fred Williams abstract landscapes such as ‘Yellow Landscape’, which captured the essence of the outback.
The exhibition is on until 8th December 2013.