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Unseen: Works from the Sidney Nolan Trust Collection

Australian High Commission, London

21 Apr - 5 May 2017

To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Sidney Nolan on 22 April 2017, paintings drawn from the artist’s private collection go on public display for the first time outside his former home. Featuring 28 works that give a very personal view of Nolan and his techniques, approach and ideas, the exhibition spans almost his entire career. A portrait of the poet Rimbaud created in 1938 hangs alongside some of Nolan’s last works, a series of four abstract spray-painted murals reunited for the first time in 30 years. These paintings were never offered for sale or exhibition and remained in Nolan’s personal collection until his death in 1992; they are now part of the collection of the Sidney Nolan Trust. Find out more about the ‘Unseen’ exhibition from the Sidney Nolan Trust’s website.

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Australian Landscape (1988), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Australian Landscape (1988), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Convict (1959), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Convict (1959), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Gum Trees (c. 1983), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Gum Trees (c. 1983), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Head (c. 1988), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Head (c. 1988), Sidney Nolan. Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Sidney Nolan pictured with his work Abstract (1986). Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Sidney Nolan pictured with his work Abstract (1986). Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust

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