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Tuesday, 13 October 2015Shearing the rams. Painted at Brocklesby station, Corowa, New South Wales, and Melbourne 188890. Oil on canvas mounted on board 121.9 x 182.6 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest Fund, 1932.

The National Gallery of Australia is coming to three Shire libraries with an introduction to one of Australia’s legendary artists, Tom Roberts.

Staff from the NGA will present an exhibition that brings together more than 130 of Roberts’ most famous paintings, including Shearing the Rams, Bailed Up and A Break Away. 

Programs and Partnerships officer, Scott Baker said that Tom Roberts was one of Australia’s foremost nineteenth-century artists who depicted important rural subjects of national character.

Presentations last for one hour and will be held on Friday 6 November at the following libraries:

10.00am – Bermagui Library
1.00pm – Bega Library
4.00pm – Eden Library

The free presentations require no previous art knowledge and are supported by South East Arts.

The Tom Roberts exhibition will be on display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 4 December 2015 to 28 March 2016. More information on the exhibition is available at http://nga.gov.au/Roberts/

For more information on the local presentations please contact Scott Baker at on 6499 2127.

Photograph: Shearing the rams. Painted at Brocklesby station, Corowa, New South Wales, and Melbourne 1888–90. Oil on canvas mounted on board 121.9 x 182.6 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest Fund, 1932.

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