Event Name Sidney Nolan & Australian Galleries: The Australian drought of the 1950's
Start Date 21st Apr 2016 9:00am
End Date 29th May 2016 4:00pm
Duration 38 days and 7 hours
Description

Born out of a tour of outback Far North Queensland in 1959, this collection of photographs by Sidney Nolan depict the horror of the 1950's drought. Commissioned by the Brisbane Courier Mail, the photographs were never published due to their confronting content.

These lost photographs of Nolan are now in Albury, and this is your opportunity to purchase an original work by a significant Australian artist.

Ahead of their time, the photographs capture a drought experience that became more commonplace in half century that followed these photographs. Importantly, they speak to the fears of rural Australia as we adapt to ever drier, ever hotter, ever more precarious agricultural conditions.

An exhibition not to be missed.