Pond in the You Yangs  1963
Private collection, Melbourne 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis 
© 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

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brought 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 revealed 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 surveyed in marvellous depth the artist’s working method.

Fred Williams in virtual reality invited visitors to stand inside one of Williams’ paintings, and wander the rugged Australian landscape.


In conversation: Fred Williams—Jason Smith, Lyn Williams and Daniel Thomas
This event took place on Saturday 19 August

First Friday: Kirsty Grant—Fred Williams’s
printmaking practice
Friday 1 September at 11.00am

Outreach—Rediscovering the You Yangs
This event took place on Saturday 7 October

After hours at Geelong Gallery—Fred Williams in the You Yangs
This event took place on Friday 13 October

Floortalk: The landscape—Irena Zdanowicz
This event took place on Saturday 14 October