Indigenous Connections:
Nolan's Rite of Spring
Photographs by Axel Poignant
2 November 2007 - 3 February 2008
Australian Collection Focus Room, Ground Level

Forty-five years after the London premiere of the Royal Ballet’s production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at Covent Garden, this Focus Room display celebrates the anniversary with a selection of photographs taken during rehearsals by Axel Poignant. Sidney Nolan’s designs for the décor and costumes, together with a group of images taken in Arnhem Land in the 1950s by Poignant which inspired them, also feature. A spectacular re-creation of Nolan’s Moonboy backcloth will also mark the occasion.

This Focus Room display will tour to the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane:
16 June - 31 August 2008
10am-5pm daily
Free entry 
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Bank 
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Exhibition talk: 28 November 5.30pm

Free downloadable catalogue

Collection Focus Room sponsored by

Sidney Nolan, Design for Moonboy backcloth for The Rite of Spring � The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust

PricesAdmission Free