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The greatest names in Australian art are represented at the Art Gallery of
Ballarat’s new Australian Modern Masterpieces exhibition.
The works of Margaret Olley, Arthur Boyd, William Dobell, Sidney Nolan, Grace
Cossington Smith and Brett Whiteley are amongst the impressive collection
of 60 iconic pieces featured in the exhibition.
Australian Modern Masterpieces provides a unique insight into the histor y
of Australian modern art from the 1910s to the 1970s and features 40 of
the most important 20th Century Australian paintings from the collection
of the Art Galler y of New South Wales. These key works are normally on
permanent display in Sydney but are available to travel because the AGNSW
is refurbishing its building.
Victorian Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu officially opened the
Australian Modern Masterpieces Exhibition on 4 October 2011.
Twenty paintings from the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s own collection have been
selected to complement the core works.
Australian Modern Masterpieces is at the Art Galler y of Ballarat through
Sunday 27 November. Entry is $12; $8 for concession holders. For information
about the exhibition and events, call 5320 5858 or visit
Margaret Olley AC, Por trait in the mir ror, 1948. Oil on cardboard. Collection: Art Gallery
of New South Wales. Gift of the artist 2011. © Margaret Olley
Arthur Boyd, River bank and four rocks 1993. oil on canvas. Collection: Art Gallery of New
South Wales. Bequest of Mollie and Jim Gowing 2011 © Reproduced with permission
of Bundanon Trust
Brett Whiteley, The green mountain (Fiji) 1969. oil, collage on cardboard. Collection: Ar t Galler y
of New South Wales. Gift of Patrick White 1979. © Wendy Whiteley
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