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A Quivering Brightness
12th May 2017 - 6th Aug 2017 
A Quivering Brightness
Bennett Gallery

In a letter to fellow painter Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton described his experience at the summer painting camp he had set up on the outskirts of Melbourne in the late 1880s:

‘I sit here in the upper circle surrounded by copper and gold, and smile with joy under my fly net as all the light, glory and quivering brightness passes slowly and freely before my eyes.’

This exhibition celebrates the passion many artists share for the Australian landscape and the special quality of light which they strive to capture. A Quivering Brightness presents landscapes and views from the Benalla Art Gallery Collection dating from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and includes works by many of Australia’s most highly regarded artists.

Image: Abram Louis Buvelot, The Barwon, oil on canvas. Gift of L. H. Ledger, 1986


Saturday 20 May, 10-4pm (1 hr lunch): Landscape painting class with artist Julie Guppy