Lots of people think Sir Sidney Nolan (1917–92) is the nation's most important artist. They're right. He is.

Nolan, largely self-taught, was a relentless, almost obsessive explorer of his chosen themes—from the bushranger Ned Kelly to classical antiquity, from Gallipoli to indigenous initiation rites. He was a leading figure in the 'Angry Penguins' circle in Melbourne, based in the artistic and personal hothouse at 'Heide'—the home of patrons John and Sunday Reed (unrelated: read about the naming of Sunday, David and Kirsha’s daughter, over on the blog). Mona is full of Nolans. Come and see them.

Exterior of Sidney pavilion
Interior of Sidney pavilion
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