Sidney NOLAN, Mrs Reardon at Glenrowan Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Mrs Reardon at Glenrowan 1946
Collection Title: Ned Kelly Series
Title Notes: 22
Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel paint on composition board

Primary Insc: not signed, dated reverse upper l., chalk "12-10-46"
Dimensions: 90.8 h x 121.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Accession No: NGA 76.297

I came into the yard and screamed for the police to have mercy on me. ‘I am only a woman; allow me to escape with my children. The outlaws will not interfere with us… do not you.’ Historical record

She thought she was trapped. There was a sort of truce, but she was fired at. Her actual shawl was exhibited at the commission. I put the silly, self-assured policeman in the corner. All is in chaos… I was interested in the reflection of the burning hotel on the trees. Sidney Nolan

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

I came into the yard and screamed for the police to have mercy on me. 'I am only a woman; allow me to escape with my children. The outlaws will not interfere with us ... do not you.'

She thought she was trapped. There was a sort of truce, but she was fired at. Her actual shawl was exhibited at the commission. I put the silly, self-assured policeman in the corner. All is in chaos ... I was interested in the reflection of the burning hotel on the trees.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra