Jeffrey Smart
Children playing 1965
oil on canvas
On loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art, as advised by Dr Joseph Brown
© Jeffrey Smart
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Jeffrey Smart
Children playing 1965
oil on canvas
On loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art, as advised by Dr Joseph Brown
© Jeffrey Smart
Photographer: Andrew Curtis


Pop-up cinema—Smart's Labyrinth: Every picture a defeat

Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Friday 31 July 2020 at various times

This is a free event

Our Learn space transforms into a pop-up cinema screening a monthly documentary art series—showcasing the life and work of diverse Australian artists in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Learn more about Jeffrey Smart as he reflects on his artistic practice and the inspiration for his paintings.

Artist Jeffrey Smart observes that he doesn’t like viewing his finished work as 'every picture is a defeat’. At work in his studio, the renowned contemporary artist reflects on being inspired—rather than daunted—by the work and achievements of the 'old masters’.

Smart's Labyrinth: Every picture a defeat
Featherstone Productions, 1994

Session times: 10.30am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm
Duration: 55 minutes, 30 seconds

No bookings required | Limited numbers