Strange Country

Why Australian Painting Matters

Patrick McCaughey
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Strange Country
Strange Country

Published

3 November 2014

ISBN

9780522861204

Pages

352

Weight

1241g

Size

254mm x 193mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Strange Country

Why Australian Painting Matters

Patrick McCaughey
Painting matters to Australia and Australians as it does in few other countries.
'Painting matters to Australia and Australians as it does in few other countries. It has formed our consciousness, our sense of where we come from, and who we are. It cries out for wider recognition and acknowledgement.'—Patrick McCaughey

Why has Australia, an island continent with a small population, produced such original and powerful art? And why is it so little known beyond our shores? Strange Country: Why Australian Painting Matters is Patrick McCaughey's answer.
'Painting matters to Australia and Australians as it does in few other countries. It has formed our consciousness, our sense of where we come from, and who we are. It cries out for wider recognition and acknowledgement.'—Patrick McCaughey

Why has Australia, an island continent with a small population, produced such original and powerful art? And why is it so little known beyond our shores? Strange Country: Why Australian Painting Matters is Patrick McCaughey's answer.

Patrick McCaughey

Patrick McCaughey

Ever since he saw a prize exhibition as a schoolboy at the National Gallery of Victoria—which included such contemporaries as Charles Blackman, Leonard French, Roger Kemp, John Brack and Fred Williams—to the time he directed three leading art museums in Australia and America, Patrick McCaughey has championed the cause of Australian artists.
He became Director of the National Gallery of Victoria 1981-87 and spent the northern academic year 1986-87 as Visiting Professor of Australian Studies…

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