Colonial painting in the Land of Promise.
South Australia Illustrated explores the development of
South Australian nineteenth-century painting from the
commencement of colonization in 1836 through to
Federation in 1901, offering new insights and new research
into this often overlooked aspect of Australia’s art history.
The paintings will reveal a great range of colonial activity –
the amusing side of disembarkation, the thriving growth of
Port Adelaide, interaction with the Aboriginal people, the
houses, shops, and general bustle of Adelaide’s streets and
town life, the excitement and tragedy of exploration, and the
digniﬁed ﬁnery of Adelaide’s gentry.
Curated by Jane Hylton