Life of Sidney Nolan
The truth behind one of Australia's most famous artists
Find out the truth behind one of Australia’s most famous artists – Sidney Nolan – from author, curator and art historian Dr Nancy Underhill.
In her new book, Sidney Nolan: a life, Dr Underhill peels back the layers from a complicated, expedient and manipulative artistic genius. She carries the story from Nolan’s birth in 1917 to his death in 1992, tracing his early life, his experience as a commercial artist, his involvement in the Angry Penguins magazine, his painting and set design, his difficult marriages and his friendships with some of the 20th century’s most famous figures, including Patrick White, Albert Tucker, Benjamin Britten, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender and Kenneth Clark.
Join her for this special talk in front of Sidney Nolan’s work in the 20th century Australian galleries, followed by a book signing in the Gallery Shop.
Image: Sidney Nolan Self portrait 1943 (detail) © the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust. Bridgeman Art Library