Tag: Australia

Culture, History

James Cook: the Voyages

Captain James Cook, the British explorer and cartographer, is the subject of the forthcoming exhibition James Cook: the Voyages which begins at the British Library on Friday 27th April 2018. Learn more about James Cook’s fascinating life, with images from the archive.   Jame Cook (born in 1728) came from […]

STC405640 The 'Anzac' review on Salisbury Plain: an Australian mascot, illustration from 'The Illustrated War News', 27th September 1916 (sepia photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Australia’s WWI Heroes on Film

Bridgeman Footage goes down under with clips of the Australian armed forces in World War One, including the Gallipoli and Sinai-Palestine campaigns. Watch fascinating and rarely seen footage from our new Australian war collection, commemorating the brave soldiers of the Great War. Highlights include scenes of the Australian and New […]

Art, Culture

Sidney Nolan’s Burke & Wills series

The late, great, Sir Sidney Nolan, one of Australia’s most prominent artists, marks several anniversaries in 2017.  This year sees both the centenary year of the artist’s birth and the 25th anniversary of his death.  To celebrate the life of the internationally acclaimed artist, immerse yourself in Nolan’s Australia, through the […]

Ned Kelly, 1946 (enamel on composition board) by Sidney Nolan,  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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Alternative Histories: Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series

 Sir Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings have formed some of the most recognisable imagery in Australia. The stylised figurative descriptions of Australia’s most notorious bushranger set in a sunburnt outback elicit memories of Australia’s recent British history. Painted mostly between 1946 and 1947, the works were made during a period […]