Australia exhibition launches in London

The Australia Exhibition has launched at The Royal Academy in London, England. The major exhibition of Australian charts 200 years of extraordinary change through the country's relationship with the dramatic landscape. Among the highlights of the show is the Ned Kelly Series by Sidney Nolan.
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A visitor looks at by Ned Kelly 1946 by Sidney Nolan on September 17, 2013 in London, England. Sidney Nolan's iconic series depicts the infamous nineteenth-century bushranger, Ned Kelly and his gang. The brilliance of the series resides in its fusion of legend and landscape, and the inclusion of a modernist black square for Kelly's armour, a powerful symbol of resistance to authority. Australia is the most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK. Focusing on the influence of the landscape, Australia spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and features 146 artists with over 200 works. Australia runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013. (Getty Images)
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A visitors looks at Sidney Nolan's series Ned Kelly on September 17, 2013 in London, England. Sidney Nolan's iconic series depicts the infamous nineteenth-century bushranger, Ned Kelly and his gang. The brilliance of the series resides in its fusion of legend and landscape, and the inclusion of a modernist black square for Kelly's armour, a powerful symbol of resistance to authority. Australia is the most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK. Focusing on the influence of the landscape, Australia spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and features 146 artists with over 200 works. Australia runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013. (Getty Images)
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Visitors attend the press day of the The Australia Exhibition at The Royal Academy in London, England. 'Australia' runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013 and includes the Ned Kelly Series By Sidney Nolan (Getty Images)
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Visitors attend the press day of the The Australia Exhibition at The Royal Academy in London, England. 'Australia' runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013 and includes the Ned Kelly Series By Sidney Nolan (Getty Images)
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A visitor photographs a painting by Australian artist Sidney Nolan entitled 'Glenrowan' at the Royal Academy in central London on September 17, 2013. A major exhibition of Australian art opens in London on September 21, 2013, charting 200 years of extraordinary change through the country's relationship with the dramatic landscape. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A visitor walks between paintings by Australian artist Sidney Nolan entitled 'Ned Kelly' (L) and 'Glenrowan' at the Royal Academy in central London on September 17, 2013. A major exhibition of Australian art opens in London on September 21, 2013, charting 200 years of extraordinary change through the country's relationship with the dramatic landscape. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A photographer takes a picture of Sidney Nolan's series Ned Kelly on September 17, 2013 in London, England. Sidney Nolan's iconic series depicts the infamous nineteenth-century bushranger, Ned Kelly and his gang. The brilliance of the series resides in its fusion of legend and landscape, and the inclusion of a modernist black square for Kelly's armour, a powerful symbol of resistance to authority. Australia is the most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK. Focusing on the influence of the landscape, Australia spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and features 146 artists with over 200 works. Australia runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013. (Getty Images)
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Visitors attend the press day of the The Australia Exhibition at The Royal Academy in London, England. 'Australia' runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from 21 September - 8 December 2013 and includes the Ned Kelly Series By Sidney Nolan (Getty Images)
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