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Australian Symbolism – Art Gallery of New South Wales

May 11, 2012toJuly 29, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams

  • 11 May – 29 July 2012

In the late 19th century, the Symbolist movement in literature, music and visual arts flourished, particularly in France. With over 80 paintings, sculptures, decorative art objects and works on paper from private and public collections, this exhibition – the first to focus on Symbolism in Australian art – provides a fresh context for the work of some of the era’s most well-known Australian artists and investigates two main streams of Symbolist art: those artists, such as Rupert Bunny, Bertram Mackennal, Arthur Loureiro, Bernard Hall and George Lambert, who trained or worked overseas and drew directly from European Symbolist genres; and those working here, such as Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Sydney Long, who referenced Symbolism to define a local experience.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney
Open daily 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays until 9pm
ph 02 9225 1744
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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