Anthony White at The Rodd, Sidney Nolan Trust
Dates: 21st May until 25th June
The Sidney Nolan Trust and Informality are delighted to announce, a virtual exhibition, showing the work of Paris based, Australian artist Anthony White. White’s work will be displayed digitally throughout The Rodd, a 17th-century property and outbuildings in Presteigne, Wales where renowned Australian artist, Sidney Nolan resided for 10 years.
The online exhibition will support Anthony White’s recent award of the Creative Arts Fellowship which has been post- poned due to the current international travel restrictions. White will use the award to research Sidney Nolan’s writings, sketches and notes held in the collection at the National Library of Australia, relating to the creation of the Eureka Stockade mural commissioned by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1966. The research would inform and inspire White in the ideation and development of a new body of work that he will create whilst undertaking a residency at The Rodd, Nolan’s working environment, in 2021.
Andrew Craven, the Director of the Sidney Nolan Trust, explains that the Trust has a particular interest in working with established and emerging Australian artists who recognise many of Sidney’s influences, in particular, the Australian landscape, indigenous culture and folklore. The Trust also works with artists who follow in Sidney’s steps with a diverse oeuvre in style, materials and subject.
“It is therefore with great pleasure we have partnered with Informality on this unique project. Using The Rodd, Sidney’s former home, as the gallery, exhibiting Anthony White’s exciting and thought-provoking work is a perfect union. As with Sidney, Anthony’s work is often based on rigorous research from which themes and ideas arise.”