Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape I
oil on composition board
Lent by Ananda Foundation N.V.
Photographer: Jenni Carter
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape  1963
oil and tempera on composition board
The Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
Photographer: Robert Frith
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape
oil on hardboard
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Purchased, 1980
Photographer: AGNSW, Brenton McGeachie
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams in the You Yangs

19 August to 05 November 2017


Adult $16.00
Concession $12.00
Child $7.00
Members $10.00
Group (over 10) $14.00
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Fred Williams in the You Yangs brings together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art. Williams started working in the You Yangs in 1962. It is his work of this period that defined what is commonly considered his ‘classic’ interpretation of the Australian landscape. This exhibition reveals Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveys in marvellous depth the artist’s working method.


Visitors to Fred Williams in the You Yangs from Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November can enjoy discounted entry to the 2017 Archibald Prize. Follow the link to purchase 2017 Archibald Prize + Fred Williams tickets. Please note, tickets for Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October need to be purchased from the Geelong Gallery Visitor services desk on the day.