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Indigenous connections: Sidney Nolan's Rite of Spring
photographs by Alex Poignant

Sidney Nolan Design for Moonboy backcloth for 'The rite of spring’ 1962, private collection, © the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Forty-five years after the London premiere of the Royal Ballet’s production of Stravinsky’s Rite of spring at Covent Garden, this display celebrates the anniversary with a selection of photographs taken by Axel Poignant during rehearsals.

Also featured are Sidney Nolan’s designs for the décor and costumes, together with a group of images taken in Arnhem Land in the 1950s by Poignant which inspired them. A spectacular re-creation of Nolan’s Moonboy backcloth marks the occasion.

Australian Collection Focus Room sponsored by
Macquarie Group

2 Nov 2007 – 3 Feb 2008

Free admission