EXHIBITIONS    A Quivering Brightness

Benalla Art Gallery

12.05.17 to 06.08.17


Image: Penleigh Boyd, Portsea, oil on board, 1921. Gift of E.E. Ledger 1975.


Ledger Gallery

In a letter to fellow painter Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton described his experience at the summer painting camp he had set up on the outskirts of Melbourne in the late 1880s:

‘I sit here in the upper circle surrounded by copper and gold, and smile with joy under my fly net as all the light, glory and quivering brightness passes slowly and freely before my eyes.’

This exhibition celebrates the passion many artists share for the Australian landscape and the special quality of light which they strive to capture. A Quivering Brightness presents landscapes and views from the Benalla Art Gallery Collection dating from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and includes works by many of Australia’s most highly regarded artists.



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