Sidney Nolan (1917–1992)
Kenneth 1958
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
122.2 x 91.4 cm
Australian War Memorial

18 September – 14 November 2010

An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition

Sidney Nolan (1917–1992) was one of Australia’s most complex, innovative, and prolific artists. In 1978 Nolan presented the Gallipoli series to the Australian War Memorial. These 252 drawings and paintings, completed over a 20-year period, were donated in memory of his brother Raymond, a soldier who died in a tragic accident just before the end of World War II. Gallipoli was a theme to which Nolan returned throughout his artistic career.

Sidney Nolan: the Gallipoli series showcases a selection of these works, which constitute both a personal and public lament. They commemorate not just the death of Nolan’s brother, but also a campaign that cost so many Australian lives. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity for visitors to experience these works.

Curators: Lola Wilkins and Laura Webster, Australian War Memorial


View 'Sidney Nolan's Gallipoli artworks on show at UQ' here

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