Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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

Frederick McCubbin
A bush burial 1890
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased by public subscription, 1900
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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


Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughs

Saturday 2 October 2021 to Sunday 13 February 2022
Adult $16
Concession $12*
Child $7**
Members $10***
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $40
Group (over 10) $14

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—Whisperings in wattle boughs brings together McCubbin’s key ‘pioneer’ subjects and additional paintings that elaborate the artist’s unending fascination with the colour and nature of the bush, sourced from national and state institutions, regional Victorian galleries and private collections. This in-focus exhibition will also include portraits by McCubbin of some of the subjects—often family and friends—that populate his enduring great narrative pictures.

The exhibition title acknowledges the inspiration McCubbin took from the poetry of Adam Lindsay Gordon, the unique beauty of the Australian bush and the rich stories that emerge from it.

 

A Geelong Gallery exhibition

Tickets
 
McCubbin—Archie 100 package

Available between Saturday 6 November to Sunday 28 November

Cost—Adult $25 | Concession $18 | Members $15 | Child $10 | Family $60

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*Concession tickets are valid for Full-time students aged over 15 years of age (includes high school, TAFE, university and international students, upon presentation of a valid student card), Pension card holders, Healthcare cardholders and Veterans Affairs cardholders (DVA gold cards). Seniors discount (concession price) available on Tuesday’s only.

**Child tickets are valid for children 5–15 years. 
***Members tickets are valid for Geelong Gallery members, in addition to members of the following galleries: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Bendigo Art Gallery; Benalla Art Gallery; East Gippsland Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery; Hamilton Gallery; Horsham Regional Art Gallery; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Murray Albury Museum of Art, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory; Museum of Contemporary Art; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Portrait Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Shepparton Art Museum; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Wangaratta Art Gallery and Warrnambool Art Gallery.

 


Events

Talking art—Lisa Sullivan, Jill Orr, Anne Zahalka and Sarah Walker

Creative conversations: Lisa Sullivan: Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughs (online)

Illustrated lecture: Jane Clark—Australian Impressionism (online)

Creative Conversation: Michael Varcoe-Cox—Found