A mammoth work of staggering brilliance: Nolan’s Snake

If anyone knows anything about Sidney Nolan, they know his Ned Kelly series: an Australian bushranger immortalised in enamel on hardboard, many painted on the kitchen table of Heidi on the outskirts of Melbourne while Sunday Reed made steaming cups of tea and writhed in the bedsheets. I thought I knew the works of Nolan. I was wrong. One wing in MONA is dedicated to … Continue reading A mammoth work of staggering brilliance: Nolan’s Snake

Azaria Chamberlain Fourth Inquest Announced.

There’s been a strange series of serendipitous moments going on lately. Last November I was visiting the National Gallery of Australia and saw Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series and loved the story-telling through art. Then, over at the National Library I saw Azaria Chamberlain’s Baby Bracelet I realised no one has told the story of Lindy Chamberlain through art, in the same way that Nolan … Continue reading Azaria Chamberlain Fourth Inquest Announced.