UNSEEN: Works from the Sidney Nolan Trust Collection

Friday 21st April - Friday 5th May 2017

Open daily (closed Sun) - see times below - admission free

Australian High Commission, London

To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Sidney Nolan OM AC RA on 22 April, paintings drawn from the artist’s private collection go on public display for the first time outside his former home. Featuring 28 works that give a very personal view of Nolan and his techniques, approach and ideas, the exhibition spans almost his entire career. A portrait of the poet Rimbaud created in 1938 hangs alongside some of Nolan's last works, a series of four abstract spray-painted murals reunited for the first time in 30 years. These paintings were never offered for sale or exhibition and remained in Nolan’s personal collection until his death in 1992; they are now part of the collection of the Sidney Nolan Trust, the charity that Nolan himself founded in 1985. The Sidney Nolan Trust is grateful to The Hon. Alexander Downer AC for supporting the Sidney Nolan Centenary and generously allowing rare public access to Australia House for this exhibition. 

Australian High Commission, Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA. Entrance via Melbourne Place.   

Admission is free; advance booking is only necessary for groups of 10 or more, in which case please email us

Please check below for details of opening times. We are offering guided tours on certain days - please click on the link to book a place.    

Opening Hours (please note that the last admission is strictly 30 minutes before closing time) 

Friday 21 April: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 1pm by Dr Paula Dredge: An artist and his materials - click here to book

Sat 22 April: open 11.00-14.00

Mon 24 April: open 10.00-17.00

Tue 25 April: open: 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Shaun Gladwell - click here to book 

Wed 26 April: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Simon Mundy - click here to book 

Thur 27 April: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Dr Kate McMillan - click here to book 

Fri 28 April: open 10.00-17.00

Sat 29 April: open 11.00-15.00

Mon 1 May: open 11.00-15.00

Tue 2 May: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Anthony Plant, Director of the Sidney Nolan Trust - click here to book 

Wed 3 May: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Dr Rebebcca Daniels, art historian and Trustee of the Sidney Nolan Trust - click here to book 

Thur 4 May: open 10.00-17.00; guided tour at 13.00 by Prof David Ferry, printmaker and Professor Emeritus, Cardiff School of Art - click here to book 

Fri 5 May: open 10.00-16.00

Supported By

Arts Council England