An image of Sidney Nolan with his parents in the garden of their St Kilda home

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Sidney Nolan with his parents in the garden of their St Kilda home

Location
Not on display
Further information

Nolan was 34 when this photograph was taken. He had just returned from his first trip overseas. He left Australia in August 1950, eventually making Cambridge his base from which to explore the continent. On this trip he visited Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. In January of 1951 an exhibition of his Central Australian works was held at the Redfern Gallery in London. The Tate Gallery purchased ‘Inland Australia’ from this exhibition. He arrived back in Australia in August of 1951.
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
1951
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
ARC3.651.12