Sir Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne on 22 April 1917, so this talk comes three days after what would have been his 100th birthday.
Nolan was one of Australia’s leading artists of the 20th century. His oeuvre is among the most diverse and prolific in all of modern art. He is best known for his series of paintings on legends from Australian history, most famously Ned Kelly, the bushranger and outlaw. Nolan’s stylised depiction of Kelly’s armour has become an icon of Australian art.
Simon Mundy, poet, novelist, biographer and friend of Nolan, has written a short biography especially for Nolan’s centenary. This talk will cover Nolan’s life and mark the anniversary of his wife Mary’s burial with him in Highgate Cemetery East.
Doors open 7pm.