Australia’s Impressionists

Date and time

7 December 2016 – 26 March 2017

Sunley Room


Admission charge

Discover Australia’s significant and distinctive Impressionist movement in the first UK exhibition to focus on the subject

Introducing Impressionism as it manifested itself in the unique Australian context –  closely related to yet entirely distinct from its French and British counterparts – 'Australia’s Impressionists' considers the role artists played in defining a new sense of national identity.

Showcasing Australia’s four major exponents of Impressionism – Tom Roberts (1856–1931), Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder (1868–1909), and John Russell (1858–1930) – the exhibition comprises some forty loans, many never previously shown in the UK.

Lenders include some of Australia’s leading public galleries, as well as private collectors there and in the UK.

This exhibition is organised by the National Gallery, in collaboration with Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Exhibition supported by: 

Mr Kerry Stokes AC & Mrs Christine Simpson Stokes,
The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth Western Australia
Deborah Finkler and Allan Murray-Jones 

Andrew Sisson
Philip Bacon
Shaun and Suzanne Kenny
Angela Nevill, Nevill Keating Pictures Limited
Mrs Roslyn Packer AC
Denis Savill

Dr Nicola Coldstream
and those who wish to remain anonymous
The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

Image above: Detail from Arthur Streeton, 'Ariadne', 1895. © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Members Acquisition Fund 2016