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Australian Art

Grace Crowley,

Grace Crowley, 'Miss M Roberts'. Oil on canvas, 1933. © the artist.

The Australian art collection represents the development of art from colonial times to the present day. Many well-known historical and contemporary artists are represented including Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Jeffrey Smart, Lloyd Rees, James Gleeson and Margaret Olley.

Portraiture is a significant genre and includes portraits of academics and patrons commissioned since the foundation years of the colony and the University. Modernist painters of the 1920s and 1930s such as Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Frank Hinder, Grace Crowley and Dorrit Black are also represented.