17 July – 18 October 2015
Samuel Thomas Gill Recovery of Stray Horses announced
c1852 lithograph, 20.6 x 15.6 cm
Collection of the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.
Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of S.T. Gill at the State Library of Victoria is the first major retrospective of Australia’s most popular mid-19th century artist. It is a collaborative project of the State Library Victoria and the National Library of Australia, which draws on the substantial colonial collections of each institution to present the most comprehensive exhibition of S.T. Gill’s work ever staged.
ST Gill produced some of the most memorable images of the Goldfields, capturing the quintessential Australian experience. As part of a series of satellite exhibitions held in Gill heartland areas of regional Victoria, the accompanying exhibition ST Gill: Life on the Goldfields at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum features works from the permanent collection. The exhibition will run from 17 July – 31 August 2015.
Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of S.T. Gill is curated by Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, from the Australian National University. Professor Grishin has also authored a major publication, S.T. Gill and his audiences, to accompany the exhibition, which is being published by the National Library of Australia.
Castlemaine Art Gallery is proud to host Professor Grishin for a lecture and book launch on Friday 24 July 2015 12 noon-2pm. Copies of the book ST Gill and his audiences will be available for purchase at the Gallery shop.
Explore the State Library of Victoria’s exhibition Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of S.T. Gill and other regional exhibitions online here.
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