Media Release :: 25 July 2016

Streeton and Wolseley exhibitions draw over 250

The exhibitions were officially opened by Mr Antony Baillieu and Sir Roderick Carnegie AC respectively.

Mr Baillieu, owner of Yarram Park, Willaura the property in which Arthur Streeton pained the iconic ‘Land of the Golden Fleece’ on display as part of the exhibition, officially opened the Streeton exhibition and spoke on the artist’s life and work, and the important historical record the works on display provide to the Grampians region.

On Wednesday 27th July at 2pm, former Geelong Gallery Director Geoffrey Edwards will give a floortalk on the exhibition in which he will discuss the significance of Streeton’s landscapes depicting the Grampians region. RSVP to Gallery reception on (03) 55730460.

Last Friday, over 40 people, all travelling from over Victoria, attended a bus tour with artist John Wolseley visiting sites in the area depicted in the Hamilton Gallery tapestry – Fire and Water: Moths, swamps and lava flows of the Hamilton region.

Streeton – Australia Felix – A Grampians Selection will be on display until the 25th September. John Wolseley: Mallee – Maquis – Desert - Rainforest will be on display until the 16th October. Entry to the exhibitions is free.

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Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria