Exhibition Opening

NGA Director Ron Radford AM and ACT M&G Director Peter Haynes

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and NGA Director Ron Radford AM

Dominique Nagy Manager NGA Travelling Exhibitions and Mark Van Veen Assistant Director Curatorial CMAG

OCEAN TO OUTBACK: Australian landscape
painting 1850-1950

Thursday 12 February 2009

National Gallery of Australia Director Ron Radford AM, launched the exhibition Ocean To Outback to an array of media and staff at CMAG Thursday 12 February.

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.









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