Sidney Nolan: the man and the myth

Airing on Sunday 20th January 9pm BBC FOUR under the title 'Nolan: Australia's Maverick Artist'

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IT'S MY WORLD

Our groundbreaking learning project

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SIR SIDNEY NOLAN

Self-taught and experimental, from the outset Nolan was resolutely modern

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RODD COURT

Acquiring Rodd Court reunites the original estate and enables us to progress plans to fully realise Sidney and Mary's vision for the Trust they founded

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We asked our 2018 'artist campers' what The Rodd represented. They said:

“mind space... a place for wandering and thinking... free ranging... a centre for ecologically sound creative practice and collective learning... a place to step away from your normal life… a space where art becomes a place to belong, it forms community… a bee’s paradise where both artists and ecology can flourish and work in harmony… a creative retreat, a place for artists to expand their practices… way ahead of its time … many other things that cannot be explained with just words…"

Green Room Blog

Stories, pictures and films from residency artists, learning programme participants, workshop and masterclass students and artist campers sharing their experiences and responses to time spent at The Rodd

The Nolan 100

A birthday tribute to Sidney Nolan from 100 individuals worldwide.                   

In 2017 we invited people who knew Sidney, worked with him, or have been influenced by his work or his legacy to choose a ‘favourite’ Nolan work and tell us why.

No 50. Going to Work, Rising Sun Hotel, 1948 - David Ferry

Paintings have a way of drawing you in; a situation whereby all manner of senses; recollections and perhaps even portents…

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No.20 Brian the Stockman at Wave Hill Mounting a Dead Horse - Damian Smith

In 1952 Australian artist Sidney Nolan was commissioned by the Queensland-based newspaper The Brisbane Courier Mail to travel…

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No 72. Carcase in Swamp - Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

I was invited to do an artist in residency at Sidney Nolan Trust in September 2016. This was two weeks of living and working…

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