An image of Sidney Nolan's father and mother

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Sidney Nolan's father and mother

Location
Not on display
Further information

Sidney Nolan’s father, Sidney Henry Nolan, joined the army in March of 1916 at the age of 22. When he joined he noted that he was single, so Dora Irene Sutherland (standing on his left) must have been engaged to him when this photograph was taken. Nolan was discharged 4 months later as ‘medically unfit’ due to rheumatism. He and Dora were married later that year.
This copy of a vintage photograph from the family photograph album was made by Sidney Nolan in 1967 and given to Storry Walton, who used it in the documentary he made for the ABC entitled 'This Dreaming Spinning Thing'. Alan Ashbolt worked with Walton on the documentary and George Johnston wrote the script.

Year
circa 1916
1967, printed later
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned
Dimensions
23.5 x 28.8 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive. Gift of Storry Walton 1996
Accession number
ARC3.651.11