Sidney Nolan's Studio

Housed in a 17th-century barn, this is Nolan’s last studio and the only one to remain in situ.

It contains well over 1,000 items. Cans of his favourite spray paints, stocks of dry pigment to be mixed with the ‘new’ white glue, PVA, alkyd gel medium and tins of household enamel, a material Nolan used throughout his career, still line the studio shelves. The flat bench that he worked from is covered in paint brushes, spatulas and paint tins as if poised for another painting session. Brushes, squeegees, rags, crates, books, toy boats and planes and piles of vinyl LPs fill spaces on or under tables and shelves.

The Studio, with paintings from the Trust’s Nolan collection and notebooks, catalogues and personal objects from our archive showing in the adjacent Gallery, offers visitors a privileged insight into the life and work of this visionary artist.

We are proud to be members of the Artist's Studio Museum Network - a Europe-wide group created to broaden awareness of these charismatic spaces that have given birth to the world's greatest art.


Sidney Nolan's Studio

Sidney Nolan's Studio

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