Audio Descriptions: Australian Impressionism

Listen detailed descriptions of four artworks from the NGV Collection produced in collaboration with Description Victoria.

Each artwork is accompanied by two tracks. The first track includes the artwork description and some factual information. The second track is a piece of music selected to complement the work for your enjoyment.

ARTWORK NUMBER 1: ETHEL CARRICK, FLOWER MARKET, 1907 
 

Detailed description:

Related music:
Wilson, Alexander David Clifford, Marsden, Rory, Satie, Erik, ‘Gnossienne No.5’, mixed 2019

Ethel CARRICK
Flower market, 1907
oil on wood panel
26.4 × 35.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by the late Major B. R. F. MacNay, and Mrs D. MacNay, Fellow, 1994

ARTWORK NUMBER 2: TOM ROBERTS, SHEARING THE RAMS, 1890  

Detailed description:

Related music:
Hawksworth, Dennis, ‘Bush Dancer’, mixed 1990

Tom ROBERTS
Shearing the rams, 1890
oil on canvas on composition board
122.4 × 183.3cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1932

ARTWORK NUMBER 3: CLARA SOUTHERN, AN OLD BEE FARM, WARRANDYTE, C.1900  

Detailed description:

Related music:
Debussy, Claude, ‘Arabesque No.2’, arranged by Brad Marrapodi, mixed 2019 

Clara SOUTHERN
An old bee farm, (c. 1900)
oil on canvas
69.1 × 112.4 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1942

ARTHUR STREETON, THE PURPLE NOON’S TRANSPARENT MIGHT, 1896

Detailed description:

Related music:
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, ‘Stanzas Written in Dejection – December 1818, Near Naples’, read by Description Victoria, mixed 2021 

Arthur STREETON
The purple noon’s transparent might, 1896
oil on canvas
123.0 × 123.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1896