2 - 23 November 2013
And the sun sank once again on the grand Australian bush – the nurse and tutor of eccentric minds, the home of the weird, and much that is different from other lands.
Henry Lawson, ‘The Bush Undertaker’
What makes Australian art unique? This question holds particular currency at the moment, as the art world has taken stock after the opening of Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The answer: surely, our landscape and the dynamic tradition of art it has inspired, from the pre-contact history of indigenous Australian art-making to early colonia...