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jpg Arthur Streeton 'Land of the Golden Fleece' 1926 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton 'Beach scene' 1890 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton 'Early summer - gorse in bloom' 1888 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton 'From McMahon's Point — fare one penny' 1890 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton 'Our untidy bush' 1934 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton 'Ariadne' 1895 (detail)

jpg Arthur Streeton ‘Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide’ 1890 (detail)

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The most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held

Arthur Streeton’s brilliant evocations of light, land and sea are amongst the most enduring and popular paintings for many Australians. His sun-drenched impressionist landscapes from the 1880s, joyful depictions of Sydney Harbour in the 1890s, and pastoral paintings from the 1920s and 30s continue to define an image of our unique environment.

Streeton presents a fresh look at these much-loved works, enriched by a selection from the artist’s international career in Egypt, England, Italy and WWI France. Streeton’s environmental activism on his return to Australia in the 1920s led to paintings which are prescient of our current highly charged debates on the destruction of the natural world.

The exhibition features over 150 works from public and private collections, including some not exhibited for over 100 years, and is accompanied by a magnificent book including new writing by leading experts.

For families, there are also children’s labels, a children’s trail and an activity sheet with ideas for creating art at home.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Discover the stories behind the art

NSW Government,, Art Gallery Society NSW, Art Gallery of NSW Presidents Council, Neville Holmes Grace Exhibition Endowment Fund, Macquarie, The Monthly The Saturday Paper 7am, Sofitel, Porter’s Original Paints. Westfield Sydney, Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation

Image details: Arthur Streeton Land of the Golden Fleece 1926 (detail). Private collection, Sydney; Beach scene 1890 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, purchased from the Estate of Henrietta Tuson 1954; Early summer – gorse in bloom 1888 (detail). Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, gift of Mrs Andrew Tennant through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1982; From McMahon’s Point — fare one penny 1890 (detail). National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1972; Our untidy bush 1934 (detail). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest 1934; Ariadne 1895 (detail). National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Members Acquisition Fund 2016; S_till glides the stream, and shall for ever glide_ 1890 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, purchased 1890.

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7 Nov 2020 – 14 Feb 2021

Limited number of timed tickets now available for extra sessions: 8-10am Friday-Sunday, 5-10pm Saturday. If you already have an untimed ticket, it is valid at any time.

$22 adult
$20 concession
$18 member
$56 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$12 child/youth (5-17 years)
Free for children under 5
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Naala Nura, lower level 2