THE RYDGES POST
The Turner from the Tate exhibition is a fabulous reason to head to the national capital and stay a night or two at Rydges Capital Hill or Rydges Lakeside. My good lady and self did exactly that about six weeks ago - stayed two nights at Capital Hill, spent a lovely half day at the NGA with the Turners and then explored the National Portrait Gallery next door (both galleries have very good restaurants so you can make a day of it). And the Turner exhibition has been so popular that it has been extended a week.
TURNER FROM THE TATE: THE MAKING OF A MASTER
National Gallery of Australia
Extended to September 15
Open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day
Turner from the Tate offers a unique opportunity to experience one of Britain’s greatest artists, possibly the greatest landscape artist of all time. On display in this exhibition are over 100 oils and watercolours by Turner (1775 – 1851).
It includes ‘finished’ paintings that Turner exhibited in his lifetime, many of which proved controversial with contemporary audiences, as well as canvases that only came to light after his death, such as Stormy Sea with Dolphins or the haunting A Disaster at Sea (above) which records the shipwreck of a convict boat bound for Australia.
Exhibition organised by Tate in association with Art Exhibitions Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia.