She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism opens this Friday (2 April 2021) at the NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne. Guest curated by Dr Anne Gray AM, in collaboration with the NGV Australian Art Department, this exhibition brings together over 250 works from major public and private collections around Australia to provide a fresh look at the Impressionist Movement in Australia. Featuring celebrated works by Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Jane Sutherland, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, Clara Southern, John Russell and E. Phillips Fox, the exhibition also brings to light lesser-known paintings by Iso Rae, May Vale, Jane Price and Ina Gregory. It also considers the broader global context, personal relationships and artistic connections of Australian Impressionists and those working internationally, juxtaposing Australian artworks with those by Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and others drawn from the NGV Collection.
One highlight among many will be the newly restored The purple noon’s transparent might by Arthur Streeton (1896), which has recently undergone a complex conservation treatment.
Dates: 2 April to 22 August 2021, 10am-5pm daily.
Locaction: NGV Australia, Federation Square (Ground Level), Melbourne.
Further information and bookings: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/she-oak-and-sunlight/.