Sidney NOLAN, Morning camp Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Morning camp 1947
Collection Title: Ned Kelly Series
Title Notes: 04
Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel paint on composition board

Primary Insc: not signed, dated reverse upper l., chalk "5-3-47"
Dimensions: 90.7 h x 121.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Accession No: NGA 76.280

Ned Kelly knew all our camps in the Warby Ranges. He would describe the constables who used to go and look for the horses at daylight, and the one who was told off to light the fire and boil the billy of tea. Historical record

I was amused that the police had hammocks in the bush. It seemed to indicate something of comic opera. Sidney Nolan

 


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Ned Kelly knew all our camps in the Warby Ranges. He would describe the constables who used to go and look for the horses at daylight, and the one who was told off to light the fire and boil the billy of tea.

I was amused that the police had hammocks in the bush. It seemed to indicate something of comic opera.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra