Australian Sketchbook

Australian Sketchbook
Colonial Life and the Art of S.T. Gill

ST Gill artwork with exhibition branding
29 June 2016 to 16 October 2016,


Exhibition Gallery, Ground floor


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The everyday stories of colonial Australia are brought to life in the vibrant imagery of S.T. Gill, once one of our most popular artists but now a forgotten name. Prospectors, Aboriginal Australians, larrikins and swagmen—a range of classic Australian characters are depicted in Gill’s work. 

Catch a glimpse of everyday life on the goldfields and in the bush, cities and towns of 19th-century Australia. The first-ever retrospective to focus on the life and work of Gill, the exhibition showcases more than 200 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints.

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Supporting partners

National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program logo
State Library of New South Wales logo
Gordon Darling Foundation logo

Presenting partner

State Library Victoria logo