Tuesday, 3 May 2011

British Museum - Australian Season

The first of three posts with an Australian flavour... The British Museum has launched a series of exhibitions and events focusing on Australia, running through to October 2011. The season has started with the planting of an Australian landscape in the forecourt of the Museum (in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). two exhibitions follow, opening on the 26th of May - one entitled "Baskets and belonging: Indigenous Australian histories", exploring fibrework from the British Museums colelctions; and the other "Out of Australia: prints and drawings from Sudney Nolan to Rover Thomas" featuring over 120 works on paper by 60 artists, from the 1940s modernists to contemporary artists and Indigenous Australian printmakers.

The season also includes performances of music, film, readings, gallery talks, lectures and debates and workshops.

For further details and to follow the landscape blog online go to britishmuseum.org/australianseason

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