About the Exhibition
Friday, April 11, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 AM
- 5:00 PM
Potter, Mars, Selkirk and Timken Galleries
Admission: Adult $15, Concession $10, Gallery Member $7.50, Child
Free. On sale Monday 9 December
Celebrate the role played by Scots in development of the
Australian nation from the First Fleet to Federation, by coming to
Ballarat to experience For Auld Lang Syne.
This large and complex art exhibition brings together
artworks and objects from across the country and beyond will
celebrate the unique contribution of Scots to the development of
the cultural, social and political life of this nation during its
This ground breaking project will present a fresh perspective on
Australian history by highlighting the impact of a particular
segment of society-the Scots-and their successful establishment of
economic and cultural networks.
By drawing together the extraordinary story of Scottish
Australia through rich visual heritage in all its forms, including
objects and artworks from national, state and regional collections
and from private collectors, the exhibition will contribute to
Australia's understanding of its cultural inheritance.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue
which will include essays by leading scholars on aspects of the
Scottish presence in Australia. There will also be a comprehensive
schedule of public and education programs.
The exhibition is curatewd by Dr Alison Inglis, Associate
Professor, Art History Program, University of Melbourne and
Patricia Tryon Macdonald, curator, Exiles and Emigrants, Epic
Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era,National Gallery of
Victoria, Melbourne (2005-2006).