NOLAN’S TIMELESS NED KELLY
On show at the Art Gallery of WA, Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series still packs influence and attracts admiration, despite being created over 70 years ago.
Australia’s iconic Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan has left its permanent display at the National Gallery of Australia for the first time in 15 years, embarking on a year long tour of the nation, beginning at the Art Gallery of WA. AGWA Director Stefano Carboni says he jumped at the opportunity to be the first venue of the tour. “It’s very generous of the NGA to agree to tour it here and it’s going to be missed in Canberra for quite a while. It’s kind of a national treasure and obviously one of the most important series Sidney Nolan ever put together.”