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Pond in the You Yangs  1963
gouache
Private collection, Melbourne 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis 
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape I
  1963
oil on composition board
Lent by Ananda Foundation N.V.
Photographer: Jenni Carter
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape  1963
oil and tempera on composition board
The Wesfarmers Collection, Perth
Photographer: Robert Frith
© Estate of Fred Williams

Fred Williams
You Yangs landscape
  1963
oil on hardboard
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Purchased, 1980
Photographer: AGNSW, Brenton McGeachie
© Estate of Fred Williams


Fred Williams in the You Yangs

19 August 2017 to 05 November 2017

Tickets—

Adult $16.00
Concession $12.00
Child $7.00
Members $10.00
Group (over 10) $14.00

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brought together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art. 

Williams started working in the You Yangs in 1962. It is his work of this period that defined what is commonly considered his ‘classic’ interpretation of the Australian landscape. This exhibition revealed Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveyed in marvellous depth the artist’s working method.

Fred Williams in virtual reality invited visitors to stand inside one of Williams’ paintings, and wander the rugged Australian landscape.

 

Events
In conversation: Fred Williams—Jason Smith, Lyn Williams and Daniel Thomas
This event took place on Saturday 19 August
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First Friday: Kirsty Grant—Fred Williams’s
printmaking practice
Friday 1 September at 11.00am

Outreach—Rediscovering the You Yangs
This event took place on Saturday 7 October

After hours at Geelong Gallery—Fred Williams in the You Yangs
This event took place on Friday 13 October

Floortalk: The landscape—Irena Zdanowicz
This event took place on Saturday 14 October