Sidney Nolan: Life and Work
Cultural discussion. Andrew Marr discusses the passing of time with poet Elaine Feinstein, curator Rebecca Daniels, theatre director Trevor Nunn and composer Ryan Wigglesworth.
On Start the Week Andrew Marr talks to the poet Elaine Feinstein about her work from over half a century of writing, from her early poems of feminist rebellion to reflections on middle age and marriage, to wry amusement on the fallibility of memory. The curator Rebecca Daniels looks back at the life and work of one of Australia's most celebrated modern painters, Sidney Nolan, and challenges the audience to look beyond his early depictions of the outback and the outlaw Ned Kelly, to see a world artist. The theatre director Trevor Nunn finds the comedy in pitting idealistic Hamlet-esque youth against a wealthy businessman in his production of Rattigan's Love in Idleness. The composer Ryan Wigglesworth has produced a new operatic interpretation of The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's study of love, loss and reconciliation.
Producer: Katy Hickman
IMAGE: A section of 'Myself' by Sidney Nolan, 1988.
Rebecca Daniels is an academic and curator.
Transferences: Sidney Nolan in Britain runs at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester until 4th June 2017. The exhibition is part of a year-long centenary celebration, organised by the Sidney Nolan Trust.
|Interviewed Guest||Elaine Feinstein|
|Interviewed Guest||Rebecca Daniels|
|Interviewed Guest||Trevor Nunn|
|Interviewed Guest||Ryan Wigglesworth|