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. These works are now reinterpreted in a dedicated gallery space on the first floor at CMAG. The exhibition features photographs and original text following Nolan’s personal and creative journey from St Kilda lad to sophisticated artist.
CMAG manages The Nolan Collection on behalf of the Australian Government.
View all 141 works from the Nolan Collection at cmag.com.au/nolan
Sidney NOLAN Policeman in wombat hole, 1946. Enamel on composition.
Gift of the Artist to the People of Australia.
For Sidney Nolan, his boyhood home of the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda was ‘My kitsch heaven’
View the world through the eyes of Sidney Nolan, make sketches, take photographs then go for a ride
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