An image of Ned Kelly

Sidney Nolan

(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)

Portalegre Tapestry Workshop

(Portugal  – )

Ned Kelly

Not on display
Further information

This impressive tapestry is based on Nolan's painting 'Kelly and horse' 1946, part of the artist's 1974 gift to the nation held at the Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, near Canberra. It was one of several tapestries Nolan had made at the Portalegre Tapestry Workshop, Portugal (also used by Arthur Boyd and John Olsen) during the 1970s and subsequently exhibited at David Jones' Gallery in Sydney in 1973 and 1975. Translation of the original painted image to a large tapestry, has resulted in an amplification of scale that greatly increases the dramatic and emotional impact of Nolan's subject.

Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2001

Place of origin
Portalegre, Portugal
(early 1970s)
woven wool tapestry
296.0 x 415.0 cm variable
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, woven in brown wool "Nolan". Not dated.
Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2001
Accession number
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
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