Arthur Streeton (1867–1943)
Westminster Abbey at dusk c.1913
oil on canvas
48.8 x 59.3 cm
The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art, The University of Queensland Collection

30 January – 26 April 2009

Australian artists abroad is comprised of works from the Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art and other works from the University’s collection, showing the nineteenth- and twentieth-century tradition of Australian artists travelling overseas. Their chosen locations were popularly London and Paris, but some also set foot in greater Europe, North Africa, Asia and America.

The works span 1888 to 1968, from E Phillips Fox through to Margaret Olley, as well as the addition of contemporary artist Anastasia Klose’s 2006 video, Je suis une artiste Aussie!, in which she makes humorous reference to herself as an artist abroad in Paris.