Impression of Colour
18 August 2012 - 29 September 2012
This exhibition explores the colour and intensity of Australia as seen through the eyes of our artists. The title of the exhibition is drawn from the catalogue of the seminal 9 x 5 Impressionist exhibition of 1889 (including the work of Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin), which took inspiration from a quote by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme… “in painting, the first thing to look for is the general impression of colour”.
This exhibition includes works by Abram Louis BUVELOT, Haughton FORREST, Nicholas CHEVALIER, John MATHER, Walter WITHERS, Frederick McCUBBIN, Tom ROBERTS, John Peter RUSSELL, Emanuel Phillips FOX, Dorrit BLACK, Horace Hurtle TRENERRY, Kathleen SAUERBIER, Nora HEYSEN, Jacqueline HICK, Arthur BOYD, Ray CROOKE, Dick ROUGHSEY, Lin ONUS, among others.
Download the exhibition catalogue here.
To view the opening of the Impression of Colour by Dr Gerard Vaughan please see Articles and Videos or click below.
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
Bay St Brighton
Herbert R. Gallop
(Polly Boyd at The Grange)
Diggers on the Road to a Rush
John Skinner Prout
Parrots and Gamblers
(Panning for gold on the Australian goldfields, Mt Alexander Victoria)
Australian Life, Mount Alexander
Young Girl with Gypsy (Knowledge and Innocence)
In the Adelaide Hills