The Royal Academy of Art gathered up two hundred years of Australian art history, put them on boats and shipped them across the globe to London, where they are currently dominating the vast galleries of the museum.
Opened this past weekend, it’s a massive and diverse collection, where scale is exactly the focal point of the interest: both in regards to the physical side of the continent-country, but also the size of most art works.
The collection stretches from indigenous art work to colonialist paintings all the way to contemporary art and the grand scale of the Australian wide-open landscape is the red-thread through it all. It’s the biggest exhibition of Australian art outside the country ever and the newspaper reviews have been raving about it.
Sounds like a must-see if you’re in London.
‘Australia’ at The Royal Academy of Arts in London is on until December 8th 2013 and open daily until 6 pm (Fridays until 10 pm).