Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896

Tom Roberts
The artists' camp 1886
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1943
Photo: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Frederick McCubbin
Whisperings in wattle boughs 1886
oil on canvas
Private collection, Sydney
Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Frederick McCubbin
Down on his luck 1889
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
State Art Collection
Purchased 1896


'Pictures everywhere’: Frederick McCubbin and Australian Impressionism (online)

Thursday 14 October 2021, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Cost—
Members $13
Non-members $16
Purchase tickets

Was McCubbin an Impressionist?

To coincide with Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughsSenior Research Curator, at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Jane Clark, will present an online illustrated lecture exploring Impressionism in Australia, beginning with his establishment of an outdoor painting camp at Box Hill in 1885 with fellow artists, Tom Roberts and Louis Abrahams; investigating a mysterious French episode; and on to his turn-of-the-century work in the bush at Mount Macedon—where, he told Roberts, he found ‘life, colour, charm’ and ‘pictures everywhere’.

Jane Clark has previously held positions as Curator of Major Special Exhibitions and of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria; then Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s in Australia. Co-Curated the 1985–6 exhibition Golden Summers: Heidelberg and beyond for the National Gallery of Victoria and its national tour.