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Winter in the City

Sidney Nolan: Inferno

Sidney Nolan: Inferno

Come upstairs at CMAG to experience the creative fire of Sidney Nolan’s huge nine-panel painting, Inferno, on loan from The Estate of Lady Nolan and shown alongside iconic Nolan works from the Commonwealth Nolan Collection that is managed by Canberra Museum and Gallery. You’ll also see highlights of Nolan’s famous Ned Kelly paintings.
 
Inferno is influenced by Greek mythology, particularly the Trojan War, as well as Nolan’s visit to Gallipoli, not far from Troy. He saw parallels between these violent episodes in history and was further inspired Dante’s 'Inferno' and other poems. 

Sit back afterward with a pot of tea from the CMAG café as you reflect on the exhibition.