Historical views of Mosman have usually been associated with the artists of the late nineteenth century artist camps such as Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Julian Ashton. There were however, many different artists who also made Mosman their home, visited the camps and continued to depict the area’s beauty as well as its development over time.
Curator Julie Petersen will give a gallery floor talk about the continuity of artistic engagement between artists and the Mosman area.
Free (incl afternoon tea). Please RSVP online.
From the red-tiled roofs of comfort,
And the gardens and lawns of taste;
Safe from the city’s clamour,
And safe from the city’s haste;
From a vision of range and ocean,
And a hint of the sea-cliffs grey,
Look down from the heights of Mosman
To the depths of Mosman’s Bay.
(from Picturesque Bays of Sydney Harbour and typical verse by Henry Lawson (et al). Published by James Hobson)