TUCKER ON SHOW AT HEIDE
Heide Museum of Modern Art is staging “Albert Tucker: Australian Stories”, which explores Tucker’s interest in Australian myth and identity.
Tucker began painting outback themes while living in Italy in the mid-1950s. This exhibition brings together paintings portraying a cast of legendary characters set within a harsh and alienating Australian landscape, among them Ned Kelly and the Wild Colonial Boy. Defying nationalist clichés, Tucker depicts these bushrangers not as heroic figures, but as lurking centaurs waiting to pounce on their prey.
Ongoing, Tue–sun 10am–5pm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. 9850 1500. heide.com.au
Albert Tucker, “Wild Colonial Boy 4”, 1968. Synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 91.3 x 122 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, on long-term loan from the Estate of Barbara Tucker.