Capital and Country: The Federation Years 1900-1914
‘Capital and Country: The Federation Years 1900–1914’ celebrates the art of the newly federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century. The paintings by 25 Australian artists invite viewers on a journey through the era and around the world, from patriotic visions of the Australian bush to the bohemian enclaves of London and Paris where sumptuous portraits were produced. Well-known and loved works in the national collection by Frederick McCubbin, George W. Lambert and Hans Heysen are brought to light in new ways alongside lesser-known images by Florence Fuller, R. Godfrey Rivers and Richard Hayley-Lever. RSVP online by Monday July 27 to attend the opening night. For further information head to the National Gallery of Australia website.
Image: Harry Garlick, The Drover, 1906, oil on canvas board