NOLAN Project, Art Gallery of NSW
The Nelson Meers Foundation is involved in an ongoing 10 year project with the Art Gallery of NSW to augment the Gallery’s collection of paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan.
The works acquired to date are: Italian Crucifix 1955, Drought Skeleton Carcass) 1953, Luna Park 1941, Robbed 1947, Central Australia 1950 and Hare In Trap 1946. These works form part of the expanded and revitalised Australian Galleries - one of the finest collections of Australian art in the country.
“In a world that is difficult, hard to get through, music and painting and poetry are a kind of device, maybe even a kind of evolutionary device, which has developed to get us through.” – Sidney Nolan.
Why did we choose to fund this project? As one of the country's pre-eminent art museums, the Art Gallery of NSW must have a meaningful collection of works by one of our most significant artists.