An exhibition for children and families in the Nolan Gallery
Many types of birds have nested in the art of Sidney Nolan.
There have been improbable flightless birds, strange avian amalgamations, some cheeky and whimsical, some stern and brooding.
Sidney Nolan may have seen something of himself in their characters.
Some dart quickly across the sky, in command of what lies below and quick to grasp an opportunity. Others peck and prod, carefully searching for what might lie out of sight. Some very bold birds declare themselves with brilliant plumage in ways that we cannot forget.
Image: Sidney Nolan, Bird (Birds 7), 1982, CMAG Collection
The Nolan Collection is an iconic group of paintings from 1945 to 1953 by Sidney Nolan that the artist gifted to the nation in 1974
The Young Nolan Project is a new initiative where an individual school is invited to work on an extended program and present their resulting art to the public