Frederick McCubbin—A bush burial
Victorian curriculum levels 2 to 6 and 7 to 10
The Arts (Visual arts, Humanities)
Frederick McCubbin’s painting A bush burial (1890) holds a significant position in the history of Geelong Gallery. Explore this work in depth through discussion questions and art-making activities included in this resource.
In the Gallery’s 125th anniversary year, this exhibition celebrates the first major work to enter the collection in 1900: Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890). Made possible through public subscription, this exceptional acquisition and moment in the institution’s history is marked by bringing A bush burial into dialogue with a tightly focussed selection of other iconic McCubbin works in which he elaborates and redefines the Australian bush and the human subjects within it.
Frederick McCubbin—A bush burial: learn resource (PDF 2.2MB)