Sidney NOLAN, The evening Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

The evening 1946-47
Collection Title: Ned Kelly Series
Title Notes: 18
Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel paint on plywood

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: 90.5 h x 120.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Accession No: NGA 76.292

At times, when the troopers and black-trackers had made camp, I would ride ahead in the evening; thinking perhaps to find some clue to the outlaws’ movements by travelling alone. Historical record

This is right out of the commission report. It gives a slightly more sympathetic view of the police. There is a feeling of innocence and the horse is right out of early hunting prints. Sidney Nolan

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

At times, when the troopers and black-trackers had made camp, I would ride ahead in the evening; thinking perhaps to find some clue to the outlaws' movements by travelling alone.

This is right out of the commission report. It gives a slightly more sympathetic view of the police. There is a feeling of innocence and the horse is right out of early hunting prints.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra