Tag: Australia

James Cook: the Explorer

Posted by Published on March 23, 2018

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 humble beginnings, and joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and then the Royal…

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Discover current and upcoming exhibitions and cultural events taking place in Australia and New Zealand Got something to discuss or add to the list? Get in touch with our account manager for these territories, Giulia Leali December 2018 From Dec – 2019, Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything at the Art Gallery of New South Wales November 2018 24 Nov – 24 Apr 2019, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial…

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Australia’s WWI Heroes on Film

Posted by Published on April 5, 2017

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 Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Battle of Gallipoli.  Gallipoli Campaign In the early hours…

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Want to know what artworks sizzle Down Under? Here’s our award round-up of the most popular and best-selling Australian artists ever. Sir Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992) Sidney Nolan is perhaps the most famous Australian artist of all time. It was an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne in 1948 of a series of his pictures of the bushranger Ned Kelly that first won…

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Sidney Nolan’s Burke & Wills series

Posted by Published on February 16, 2017

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 Nolan’s Burke & Wills series.   Burke & Wills Nolan’s inspiration came from a fateful expedition in 1860,…

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 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 in which the artist lived and worked side by side with other Australian Modernist artists…

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Gallipoli Campaign 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916 The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies’ major disasters of  World War One. Carried out between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire, the doomed campaign was spearheaded by Winston Churchill in the hope of creating a new war-front that the Ottomans could not cope with. The…

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