Joseph Backler (English b.1813, arr.Australia 1832, d.1895)
- Date of Production
oi on canvas
91.5 x 71.5 cm
- Credit Details
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation
Friday, April 11, 2014 -
Sunday, July 27, 2014,
10:00 AM -
Potter, Mars, Selkirk and Timken Galleries
Admission: Adult $15, Concession $10, Gallery Member $7.50, Child (U16) Free
TARTAN FUN DAY THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday at the Gallery, 11am to 3pm, we have organized
some children's activities where you can design your own tartan
using a variety of threads and basic weaving techniques.
Children work with local artists to turn their fabric into a
Scottish mini figure using a supplied wooden stand, craft materials
and paper sculpture techniques. Bookings not
necessary - just come along. Exhibition entry
applies to adults, but children enter the exhibition
Celebrate the role played by Scots in the 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 that 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 formative years.
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 curated 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).
Buy tickets online now
A guided tour of For Auld Lang Syne is available each
day at 11.30am, exclusively for ticket holders, departing from the
ticket desk at the entrance to the exhibition.