One of Australia’s greatest artists, Hans Heysen (1877-1968), will be celebrated with this major retrospective of his work. This exhibition features 67 works of art created over the artist's seventy year career.
In addition to his iconic ‘gum tree’ paintings, the exhibition will take a fresh look at Heysen’s lesser-known themes. It will trace his development from early student days painting in Europe from 1899-1903, including images of Paris and Venice, to the revelation of barren landscapes and ancient mountain forms in the Flinders Ranges from 1926 onwards. The exhibition will also feature works of art from the Newcastle Region Art Gallery collection.
An admission fee applies. General public $8.
Art Gallery Society members/conc. $5.
Booked school groups and children under 12 free.
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
10.30am – 11.30am
Saturday 20 November
Exhibition Curator Rebecca Capes-Baldwin will discuss Heysen’s work.
Free with cost of entry
Art Appreciation lecture series*
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday 23 November
Lisa Slade will speak about the politics of Heysen’s practice.
$22, $15 Art Gallery Society/conc.
10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 28 November
Join artist Fiona Pfennigwerth for this class on the art of watercolour.
$40 (includes materials)
11.00am – 12.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays
Free with entry
General tour available**
Children’s art trail and education resource
Bookings required for marked events
* RSVP 02 4974 5114
** Contact Public Programs 02 4974 5112