Artist colony: drawing Sydney’s nature
- 1 March 2014 – 11 May 2014
- Exhibition Galleries
The excitement Europeans felt for Australia’s natural world sparked a creative outpouring that provided evidence of the abundance of new and exotic species. These first visual impressions in turn inspired a wave of drawing and collecting throughout the world.
Artist colony draws from the TAL & Dai-ichi Life (Earl of Derby) Collection comprising 745 exquisite drawings and watercolours created by various known and unknown artists. The exhibition will feature a lavish showcase of 100 rich and evocative natural history drawings, and tells an intriguing story of obsession and thirst for knowledge. It reveals the extraordinary artistic culture that emerged out the early colony’s harsh and unforgiving environment.
Artist colony is generously supported by the principal exhibition partner Belalberi Foundation and collection partners TAL & Dai-ichi Life and the NSW Government.