Friday 22 January 2021 to Sunday 14 February 2021
This is a landmark exhibition of Australia’s iconic impressionist, Arthur Streeton, whose brilliant evocations of light, land and sea captured the spirit and optimism of this country.
Arthur Streeton is undeniably Australia's greatest impressionist landscape painter, and this exhibition reveals the seminal role he played in defining a unique vision of Australia while exploring the evolution of his art over six decades.
Featuring more than 150 paintings, drawings and watercolours from 42 public and private collections, some not exhibited publicly for more than 100 years, 'Streeton' is an in-depth survey of the artist’s unique contribution to Australian art from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Two years in preparation, Streeton brings together sun-drenched impressionist landscapes from the 1880s, joyful depictions of Sydney Harbour in the 1890s, pastoral paintings from the 1920s and 30s, and a selection of artworks from the artist’s international career painting in Egypt, England, Italy and World War One France.
Streeton is supported by the New South Wales Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.