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Sydney Long

Sydney Long Pan © Estate of Sydney Long, courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

Purchased by the Gallery in 1898, Sydney Long’s painting Pan remains one of the most favoured treasures of the Australian art collection.

Pan epitomises Long’s distinctive vision of the Australian landscape and his Symbolist-inspired visual language of bush idylls, which developed from the stylistic tenets of art nouveau.

This exhibition provides an in-depth historical analysis of Pan as well as considering the work’s significance within the broader developments of Australian landscape painting during the build-up to Federation.

6 Jun – 30 Aug 2009

Free admission

Australian Collection Focus Room