Tom Nicholson

Cartoons for Joseph Selleny

Cartoons for Joseph Selleny recalls the remarkable stay of the Austrian imperial frigate Novara that sailed to Sydney in late 1858.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 22 May 2014 to Friday 01 August 2014

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 15 November 2013.
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The exhibition presents a set of large-scale charcoal drawings (produced as cartoons in the Renaissance style) alongside selected texts and letters, and an accompanying artist book.

Tom Nicholson has previously worked with archival material and in this work he uses a similar approach to engage with aspects of Australia’s early colonial history and the changing state of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations in this country.