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Strange Country
Author: Patrick McCaughey

ISBN: 9780522861204
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3 November 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.3 x 2.6
Description:
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.

About the Author

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 Professo...

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