Sidney Nolan

Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly by Sidney Nolan

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Australia’s most famous folk hero, Ned Kelly, and his gang, was a theme that Sidney Nolan returned to repeatedly throughout his career. Not many of us could identify a photograph of Ned Kelly, yet the outline of his homemade mask has become part of our Australasian visual language. Unlike this example, in most of Nolan’s depictions of the mask, the cut-out rectangle becomes a window on the space behind Kelly, rather than revealing the individual within. (Headlands, 2002)

Title
Ned Kelly
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
794 x 571 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/17/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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