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 exhibition features photographs and original text following Nolan’s personal and creative journey from St Kilda lad to sophisticated artist. The gallery includes Sidney Nolan and St Kilda: Memory and Modernism part of CMAG’s series of changing displays exploring different aspects of Nolan’s life and work.
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’
As an emerging artist in the early 1940s, Sidney Nolan returned to his childhood haunts of St Kilda and began…
Over 1982 and 1983 Sidney Nolan grew increasingly interested in the possibilities of working with spray paint on a large…
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