Dictionary of Sydney: Artist Camps of Sydney Harbour
The enthusiasm for painting outdoors, embraced by the Impressionist movement in France, hit Sydney in the 1880s. A handful of artist camps were established around Sydney Harbour in the last two decades of the 19th century, leading to a prolific creative outpouring of landscape paintings. Two of the most famous ones were at Balmoral Beach and Little Sirius Cove.
Lisa from Dictionary of Sydney joined Alex James on Breakfast to discuss.
A detailed map is available from Mosman Council’s website. https://www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/heritage/mosmans-heritage/
And there is a retrospective of Streeton’s work at the Art Gallery of NSW on exhibition until 14 February 2021. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/streeton/
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