Event: RA Australia Exhibition
Location: Royal Academy of Arts, W1
The Royal Academy’s Australia exhibition is the most extensive exhibition on Australian art ever shown in Britain. The exhibition examines Australian art from the past 200 years focusing on the influence of the landscape on the country’s artists.
It includes some of the country’s best loved paintings from the most important public collections in Australia, such as Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly, Arthur Streeton’s Fire’s On and Charles Meere’s Australian Beach Pattern.
The story of Australian art over the past two centuries reflects the country’s history: from the impact of colonisation on the indigenous Aboriginal population and the settler society of the 19th century to the urban lifestyles and diverse immigrant populations of the 20th century.
Artists in the exhibition include 19th century artists John Glover, Tom Roberts and Frank McGubbin and 20th century artists Fred Williams, Albert Namatjira, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Brett Whiteley.
Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly, runs from 21 Sep to 8 Dec 2013, open daily, 10am to 6pm and Fridays until 10pm.