Housing a permanent collection, Reflecting Canberra, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.
13 February -17 May 2009
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Australia this exhibition of treasured works from the National Collection celebrates the rich history of landscape painting in Australia. Ocean to Outback has been curated by NGA Director, Ron Radford AM.
The exhibition documents the most dynamic century of landscape painting from the colonial 1850s to the immediate period following World War II. Over this century, landscape painting was the “great” subject of Australian art, a theme that reflected the changing nature of a nation’s identity. Landscape subjects also became popular with the general public as Australians began to visit their own museums and galleries to see images of their country. The fascination and love of the Australian landscape continues to this day.
This exhibition is supported byVisions Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia. The exhibition is also proudly sponsored by R.M. Williams, the bush Outfitter and the National Gallery of Australia Council Exhibitions Fund.
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