ART GALLERY OPENS

SYDNEY LONG MIDDAY (1896) oil on canvas Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
SYDNEY LONG MIDDAY (1896) oil on canvas Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY WILL REOPEN ON FRIDAY, JULY 17 WITH THE MAJOR EXHIBITION FIELDWORK – LANDSCAPES WEST OF SYDNEY.

Fieldwork is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition which will be on display until Sunday, 20 September.

The exhibition includes significant and seldom-seen paintings and works on paper from the Art Gallery of NSW collection by prominent artists including Hilda Rix Nicholas, Julian Ashton, Elioth Gruner, JJ Hilder, Sydney Long and Charles Meere.

A highlight is Gruner’s painting Spring frost 1919. This iconic and much-loved painting is seldom taken off display from the Gallery NSW. Another highlight is Sydney Long’s painting Midday (1896), which depicts the Hawkesbury River.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is one of only three regional galleries to welcome these treasures into its local community.

The exhibition includes other treasures from the Gallery’s collection that depict landscapes west of Sydney between the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries. There is a focus on plein air painting at artist camps and on excursions organised to areas such as the Hawkesbury River, Blue Mountains and Sydney’s western suburbs. .

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery opening hours:
•• Monday, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm
•• Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm
•• Closed Tuesdays.

The Gallery is located at 300 George Street, Windsor, on the top level of the Deerubbin Centre. Entry is free.

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