• Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Harold Herbert, Sunburst, 1937, watercolour on paper, 32.6 x 31.8 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. The Collection of Dr Samuel Arthur Ewing

  • The Collection of Dr Samuel Arthur Ewing

    Rupert Bunny, Nicholas Chevalier, Harold Herbert, Hans Heyson, JJ Hilder, Max Meldrum, Arthur Streeton

    13 Nov 2010 to 27 Feb 2011
    Curator: Bala Starr

    Presented to the University of Melbourne Union in 1938, the Ewing Collection comprises fifty-six paintings, prints and drawings by major nineteenth and early twentieth-century artists. By donating the collection to the university, it was Ewing’s intention that these works instruct Australians in a love of their country.

    The themes of nationhood and identity remain central to Australian visual culture today, and this exhibition provides an opportunity to consider the changing values in the interpretation of Australian art.



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And the winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 4  is Tony Albert! We will be open early from 10am on Saturuday 26 July and Sunday 27 July for Cultural Treasures Festival.

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