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  • WhenFriday 14 June, 12–1pm
  • WhereCanberra Museum and Gallery
  • RegistrationFree admission, Register here

Sidney Nolan’s nine panel Riverbend, usually on permanent display at the Drill Hall Gallery, is currently on display in the Nolan Gallery at Canberra Museum and Gallery. Riverbend, which includes glimpses of the iconic form of the masked bushranger, has been placed in dialogue with the first works of Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ series.

Join Virginia Rigney, Senior Curator, CMAG, Tony Oates (Interim Director Drill Hall Gallery), Tim Bonyhady, art historian and leading environmental lawyer, and Oscar Capezio (Curator ANU Art Collection), for a conversation on the connections and relationships between these works – separated by 20 years but connected in many ways.

This is a joint Drill Hall Gallery and Canberra Museum and Gallery public program.


Image: Sidney Nolan at ANU, 1965; on the balcony of University House during his stay for the ANU Creative Arts Fellowship. Photo: Australian National University Archives Centre

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.