Jeffrey Smart at the National Gallery of Australia
Celebrate the life and work of critically acclaimed Australian artist Jeffrey Smart at the National Gallery of Australia’s expansive summer retrospective.
Join Christopher Allen, The Australian’s art critic and author of a number of significant publications on Jeffrey Smart, for a weekend in the nation’s capital appreciating Smart’s precisely delineated urban scenes and industrial landscapes. Visit the National Library of Australia for a private introduction to the Smart papers held in the Library’s archival collection and a unique perspective on the artist’s critical reception.
Enjoy a guided tour by Christopher, one of Australia’s foremost Smart experts, of the National Gallery of Australia’s Jeffrey Smart exhibition, and discover the precise geometry and intriguing compositions that underpin Smart’s visual commentary on modern life and on the Western canon.
On Sunday, return to the National Gallery of Australia for an in-focus guided tour of the Australian collection, animated by Christopher’s nuanced combination of art history and cultural critique. Round out the weekend in Canberra with a special farewell lunch overlooking tranquil Lake Burley Griffin.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.