NGV Australia – Non Indigenous works

There was a lot to see in the NGV Australia gallery on Federation Square. We’d particularly interested in the work of Indigenous artists but there were plenty of other works that we enjoyed. Most were by artists that we weren’t aware of until our visits to the NGV and the galleries in Sydney and Canberra. So here’s a few of our “discoveries”.

Arthur Streeton, who painted in an Impressionist style, was one of Australia’s best known and most influential landscape painters. Here’s a painting of Circular Quay in Sydney

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and another of Coogee beach in Sydney which we’d visited during our stay there.

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This is a view of a seemingly secluded part of Sydney Harbour

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There were works by other Australian Impressionists too. here’s a painting by Charles Conder, of Rickett’s Point, Beaumaris, Melbourne.

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Female artists were represented in the collection, although, as usual, there were fewer of their works on display than those by men.  I particularly liked this painting by Grace Cossington Smith, an Australian Post Impressionist.


Crowd(c 1922)

Fred Williams was originally a figurative painter, but is best known for his later, abstract landscapes


Mittagong Landscape (1958)

I loved this mixed media work by Elwyn Lynn


Ebb (1964)

And another by Asher Bilu


Yuga II (1966)

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