William Buckley: Rediscovered
William Buckley is one of the first and most remarkable identities in the recorded history of Geelong and its region, and his story is ripe for review in the context of this special exhibition. This is especially so in view of the extent to which visual artists, past and present, have given expression to certain of the most dramatic or poignant episodes in Buckley's life.
The legend of William Buckley is depicted in paintings, watercolours, photographs, prints and drawings, rare historical and archival items—including charts, letters, books, and a small group of aboriginal artifacts—all of which amplify the experience of the pictorial representation of the events with which the items are connected.
William Buckley: Rediscovered toured to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, from 20 July to 26 August 2001.