Streeton at Art Gallery of NSW
Arthur Streeton’s paintings shaped the way we look at Australia. From his glowing impressionist landscapes in the 1880s through to acclaimed pastoral paintings in the 1920s and ‘30s, he captured and defined a uniquely Australian mix of landscape and light.
Now with Streeton, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents the most significant retrospective of his work to date. Featuring more than 150 artworks from private and public collections, including some unseen by the public for over 100 years, this is a much-anticipated celebration of the painter’s wide-ranging career.
Running from November 7 2020 to February 14 2021, it’s a chance to gain fresh perspective on his best-loved work, as well as take in a selection of paintings from his later international career, and examine the still-relevant environmental activism that featured significantly in his work after his return to Australia in the 1920s.
“Arthur Streeton is undeniably our greatest impressionist landscape painter, and one who worked from a decidedly international perspective,” says Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand. “This exhibition reveals the seminal role he played in defining a unique vision of Australia, while exploring the evolution of his art over six decades.”
For everyone’s safety, tickets are dated and timed with limited exhibition capacity to ensure physical distancing. Pre-booking is recommended.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Art Gallery of New South Wales.