Centenary Programme

Centenary Programme

A UK-wide celebration Sidney Nolan's work and legacy

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Sidney Nolan - podcast

Sidney Nolan - podcast

Sidney Nolan in his own words

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UNSEEN: Works from the Sidney Nolan Trust Collection

UNSEEN: Works from the Sidney Nolan Trust Collection

Friday 21st April - Friday 5th May 2017 Australian High Commission, London To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Sidney Nolan OM AC RA on 22 April, paintings drawn from the artist’s private collection go on public display for the first time outside his former home. Featuring 28 works that give a very personal view of Nolan and his techniques, approach and ideas, the exhibition spans almost his entire career. A portrait of the poet Rimbaud created in 1938 hangs alongside some of Nolan's last works, a series of four abstract spray-painted murals reunited for the first time in 30 years. These paintings were never offered for sale or exhibition and remained in Nolan’s personal collection until his death in 1992; they are now part of the collection of the Sidney Nolan Trust, the charity that Nolan himself founded in 1985. The Sidney Nolan Trust is grateful to The Hon. Alexander Downer AC for supporting the Sidney Nolan Centenary and generously allowing rare public access to Australia House for this exhibition. Australian High Commission, Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA. Entrance via Melbourne Place. Admission is free; advance booking is only necessary for groups of 10 or more, in which case please email us. Please check below for details of opening times. We are offering guided tours on certain days - please click on the link to book a place. Opening Hours (please note that the last admission is strictly 30 minutes before closing time) Friday 21 April 10.00-17.00 Sat 22 April 11.00-14.00 Mon 24 April 10.00-17.00 Tue 25 April 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book (link coming soon) Wed 26 April 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book Thur 27 April 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book Fri 28 April 10.00-17.00 Sat 29 April 11.00-15.00 Mon 1 May 11.00-15.00 Tue 2 May 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book Wed 3 May 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book Thur 4 May 10.00-17.00 Guided tour at 1pm - click here to book Fri 5 May 10.00-16.00

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New Nolan publications

New Nolan publications

Available now

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The Nolan 100

The Nolan 100

Our birthday tribute from 100 people worldwide

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Press Office

Press Office

Centenary press contacts and information

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Our masterplan

Our masterplan

Our aim is to establish the Sidney Nolan Trust as an international centre of artistic practice, research and engagement inspired by its founder’s extraordinary talent, innovation and passion for intellectual and cultural exchange, set in an ancient landscape. Widely considered Australia’s finest painter, Sidney Nolan lived for most of his career in England. The ancient manor, The Rodd near Presteigne on the borders of Wales, was his home for the last nine years of his life and it was here that he founded the charitable trust in his name. The ancient landscape of its valley setting reminded him of the timeless and monumental wild places that he had visited in Australia and elsewhere throughout his career. His ambition was to create an inspirational gathering place for artists, scholars, students and others to meet, to exchange and develop their practise, and above all to create and to share widely their artistic endeavour. The Trust’s Board, chaired by Lord Lipsey, is launching an appeal in Sidney Nolan’s centenary year with the aim of ensuring that his vision for the Trust will be achieved and that his legacy will be sustained. We have 2 key ambitions: to secure and restore the ancient buildings at The Rodd to serve our multi-artform residency and master class programme, our learning programme and our Nolan collection; to provide the sustainability and resilience envisaged by the Trust’s founder through acquiring important paintings to augment our Nolan collection and establishing an endowment fund that will support the maintenance of the Trust’s programmes. If you are interested in hearing more about our plans please contact Anthony Plant, Trust Director, aplant@sidneynolantrust.org, or Amanda Fitzwilliams, PR & Development Manager, afitzwilliams@sidneynolantrust.org or phone 01544 260149.

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Centenary partners

Centenary partners

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Arts Council England