Discovering Australia's Impressionists

This event was held from 16 February 2017 to 23 February 2017

Date and time

Thursday 16 & 23 February, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Lucrezia Walker


£28/£24 conc./£22 Members/£22 students

From scenes of the bustling modern metropolis, to gold-mining and sheep-shearing in the bush, artists such as Charles Conder, Tom Roberts, John Russell and Arthur Streeton captured the essence of the sun-bleached Australian landscape in dazzling canvases.

In this two-week course, discover how Australia’s Impressionists helped shaped perceptions of Australian national identity, and find out how their works relate to, but are distinct from, French Impressionist paintings.

Image above: Detail from Sir Arthur Streeton, Blue Pacific, 1890 © Private collection