Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Two Hundred Years of Australian Art
'Approach to Mundi Mundi', Shaun Gladwell, 2007
Australia's landscapes are vast and varied. Where else can you find a place of such radical contrast? From dry arid desserts to sparkling coral reefs and snowy alps to luscious grassland. These awe inspiring sites have been fuelling the imaginations of Australian artists for centuries, and now in a major survey by the Royal Academy of Arts, the Australia exhibition 'seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation'. Spanning two hundred years, from the 1800s to the present day, it will feature art in all different mediums, from paintings and drawings to photography and film. The works on show will be like a portal through time, exploring the history of the indigenous people and the impact of colonisation.
The exhibition will be open until the 8th December and tickets cost £15.50 for adults and £6 for 12-18 year olds. Under twelves go free, and there are other concessionary discounts.
There are numerous activities that coincide with the event, such as free lunch time lectures, discussions, a photography workshop, and a cafe reading and screening. There will be lots of things for children to enjoy, too, such as drop-in drawing sessions, watercolour workshops, and an interactive presentation.
If you would like to take your experience of Australia one step further, then make sure you enter their prize draw competition to win a trip down under.