Land explores the ongoing themes of the Bundaberg Regional Galleries Collection. It will feature historic works by seminal Australian artists including Vida Lahey from the Dr. Egmont Schmidt Memorial Collection. Land examines the way that country continues to shape our understanding of place and identity in contemporary Australia. In bringing these works together Land extends the ongoing conversation on issues of conservation, politics and representation present in each.
Images: Vida Francis Lahey, Pontville, Tasmania, 1923 – 1924, oil on canvas on board and Charles Blackman, Icons of Queensland (detail), pen and ink, 1979.