Alfred Deakin, one of the architects of Federation, said that the deed was accomplished only 'by a series of miracles'. Today we can barely imagine how hard it was to forge six quarrelsome colonies into a single nation. John McDonald, curator of the exhibition, argues that it is still debatable whether those issues that unite us as Australians outweigh those that divide us.
The Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Brian Kennedy, today announced the purchase of one of John Olsen's most significant paintings, Sydney sun 1965. 'The Gallery is delighted that this magnificent work by one of Australia's most distinguished artists is now part of the National Collection for all Australians to enjoy', he said.
sculpture prize & exhibition
Macquarie Bank & The National Gallery of Australia
15 November 2000
Mr David Clarke, Chairman of Macquarie Bank Limited, and Mr Kerry Stokes, Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia Council, announced today a major new arts partnership for the next three years.
Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson
A National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition
4 Nov 2000 – 4 Feb 2001
Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson will display in depth the most beautiful and representative paintings and drawings by Australia’s greatest abstract expressionist artist Tony Tuckson. This is the first major survey exhibition of Tuckson’s work since 1976 and offers a unique opportunity to both discover and reassess one of Australia’s most important twentieth century artists.
Lost in Space
The Children's Gallery
12 August - 10 December 2000
Rocket Girl's spacecraft, Adnan is ready for boarding in the Children's Gallery at the National Gallery of Australia! Come and see the view from her observation deck and control console! Just like children all over the world, Rocket Girl has looked through Adnan's windows at night to wish upon a star or to simply wonder just what is out there. Why would artists be any different?
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