Australian art exhibition at the Royal Academy

Date Posted: 30/05/2013

From 21st September to 8th December, the Royal Academy of Arts in London will present Australia, described as the most significant survey of Australian art ever displayed in the UK.

Focusing on the influence of the landscape, Australia will span more than 200 years, from 1800 to the present day, and will feature over 200 works including paintings, drawings, photography, watercolours and multimedia.

The exhibition will map the period of rapid and intense change; from the impact of the first settlers and colonisation on the indigenous people, to the pioneering nation-building of the 19th century, through to the enterprising urbanisation of the last century.

Reflecting the vastness of the land and the diversity of its people, early, as well as contemporary Aboriginal art will sit alongside the work of the first colonial settlers, immigrant artists of the 20th century and the work of some of today’s most established Australian artists.

School trip organisers taking groups of ten or more students to the exhibition are asked to book in advance. Concessionary rates are available.

For further school trip information contact:

020-7300 5995

Photo credit: Charles Meere - Australian Beach Pattern, 1940 © DACS 2013.

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