Sidney Nolan: Drought

The drought which spread throughout Australia in the early 1950s was considered at the time to be the worst in the living memory. In 1952, artist Sidney Nolan was commissioned by The Courier Mail newspaper to photograph its deadly effects on northern Queensland’s stock routes. Nolan’s drought paintings and drawings are a direct response to this photographic series depicting the emaciated carcasses of horses and cattle. Drought features a selection of paintings loaned from the Geoffrey Hassall Collection, alongside evocative photographs from the Benalla Art Gallery collection.

A BRAG Exhibition.

9 Apr - 5 Jun

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst NSW 2795

www.bathurstart.com.au