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Strangers in a Strange Land

The Art of Australia Episode 1 of 3

Edmund Capon tells the story of how art helped European settlers come to terms with such an unfamiliar land on the other side of the world and how, ignoring 60,000 years of indigenous culture, they saw the place through a distorted European lens, until a uniquely Australian impressionism reflected the emergence of a distinctive national identity and an independent nation.

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Tue 6 Sep 2016 02:00

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Artwork featured in this episode

  • ‘Longing Belonging’ (1997) Hossein Valamanesh
  • ‘Sirius Cove’ (1896) Arthur Streeton
  • ‘Inner View of Newcastle’ (1818) Joseph Lycett
  • ‘Enter At Your Own Risk’ (2010) Joan Ross
  • ‘My Harvest Home’ (1835) John Glover
  • ‘Death in Exile’ (2007) Ricky Maynard
  • ‘Northeast View from the Northern Top of Mount Kosicusko’ (1863) Eugene von Guerard
  • ‘The Buffalo Range’ (1864) Nicholas Chevalier
  • ‘Black Thursday’ (1864) William Strutt
  • ‘Golden Summer’ (1889) Arthur Streeton
  • ‘Mosman Bay’ (1894) Tom Roberts
  • ‘The Big Picture’ (1903) Tom Roberts


Role Contributor
PresenterEdmund Capon
DirectorTim Lambert
DirectorLouise Turley