Leda and the Swan Series by Sidney Nolan
Nolan painted some 75 versions of Leda and the Swan. Curator Barry Pearce offers some insights into the artist’s motivations for painting the series.
Kelly and armour by Sidney Nolan
In Kelly and armour we finally see Kelly freed from his armour. Here, curator Barry Pearce finds some parallels between Nolan’s preoccupation with Ned Kelly and the poet Arthur Rimbaud.
Africa Series by Sidney Nolan
African landscape, Rimbaud at Harar, Baboon, and Head of Rimbaud take us back to the awakening of Nolan’s inner eye during his youth, and forward to his last landscapes.
Riverbend I & Riverbend II by Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan recounts the experiences that led him to create this series while Curator Barry Pearce argues why Riverbend may be seen as Nolan’s greatest masterpiece.
Ern Malley by Sidney Nolan
The Army slouch hat and the blue eyes give the game away: this portrait of Ern Malley is Nolan confronting his demons – or perhaps his critics.
Little Dog Mine by Sidney Nolan
Little Dog Mine brought with it more than a little bit of luck for Sidney Nolan as its sale introduced his work to the world stage.