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On display on Level 1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Township 1947
Collection Title: Ned Kelly Series
Title Notes: 05
Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel paint on composition board

Primary Insc: not signed, dated reverse u.l., chalk "6-2-47"
Dimensions: 90.7 h x 121.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Accession No: NGA 76.281

The peaceful town of Mansfield. Historical record

I think that this and The watch tower are good paintings of sleepy, hazy and dusty country towns in the heat. This is where they brought the dead policemen and I was intrigued by violence in peaceful settings. Sidney Nolan

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

I think that this and 'The watch tower' are good paintings of sleepy, hazy and dusty country towns in the heat. This is where they brought the dead policemen and I was intrigued by violence in peaceful settings.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra