Australia's most treasured art comes ...

Australia's most treasured art comes to London for biggest show yet seen in UK

There are 1 comment on the The Guardian story from May 2, 2013, titled Australia's most treasured art comes to London for biggest show yet seen in UK. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Sidney Nolan's 1946 enamel-on-board painting Ned Kelly, one of a series on the iconic Australian outlaw-hero. Photograph: National Gallery of Australia Britain's "shameful" ignorance of Australian art is to be addressed by the Royal Academy when it stages the most important survey of the country's art ever mounted in the UK, with more than 200 ... (more)

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Since: Jan 11


#1 May 2, 2013
It's nice to learn that some iconic Australian art will be shared with UK viewers. Usually Australia seems to be the passive recipient of exhibitions from overseas with little on the other direction. Part of the 'Cultural Cringe', perhaps.

However, I remain unconvinced that a work like Sidney Nolan's "Ned Kelly" belongs in such illustrious company. Can it really be taken seriously on any level ... historically, artistically, technically, philosophically or in any other way other than childlike, and worse still from an adult: shallow?

Conversely, if all that was Nolan's intention then he succeeded admirably.

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