#Nolan100 - No.1

Four abstracts, 1986

Hon Alexander Downer AC


"In this centenary year, it is exciting that this bold and iconic series will be reunited to showcase the depth, quality and international appeal of Sidney Nolan’s art – and his enduring connection with the United Kingdom.

This piece in particular is striking and, in many ways, reflects the contemporary, vibrant and optimistic Australia we live in today. I admire the way Australian artists can connect and share the story of our colourful nation where so much beauty and inspiration can be drawn from our vast and diverse geography.

I am delighted they will be on display here in the Exhibition Hall at Australia House as we celebrate the centenary of Sidney Nolan in 2017."

Hon Alexander Downer AC is the Australian High Commisioner to the UK. 

These abstracts will be on view to the general public as part of 'Unseen: Works from the Sidney Nolan Trust Collection' at the Australian High Commission from 21st April to 5th May. Click here for details. 

Sidney Nolan, four abstracts, 1986, enamel spray on canvas, 305x457cm, Collection of the Sidney Nolan Trust, © Sidney Nolan Trust 

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Arts Council England