Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series exhibition opening night. Photo by Rebecca Mansell. Artwork - Sidney Nolan Death of Constable Scanlon 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 (detail). Gift of Sunday Reed 1977. National Gallery of Australia.
Ned Kelly seen through Sidney Nolan’s rebel masterpiece series explores themes of identity, individuality, a strong sense of place and vivid brushwork, which have cemented this series of outlaw Ned Kelly in Australia’s psyche of national identity.
Presenting works from the 1700s to the 1910s, the AGWA Historical exhibition features examples of some of the key art movements of the nineteenth century.