Lionel Lindsay, The main square, Zafra 1929 (detail). Gift from the artist, 1954.

Lionel Lindsay

An Antipodean in Spain

Free entry

13 Dec 03 – 15 Feb 04

Lionel Lindsay’s love affair with Spain began in 1902. He considered his first visit, when he was unknown and poor, as the single most formative influence on his artistic career.

Lionel Lindsay: An Antipodean in Spain
presents an extensive selection of Lindsay’s images of Spain which focus on its architecture, landscape and people. Images of Australian rural subjects are exhibited alongside, enabling a comparison of Lindsay’s treatment of two countries which he thought shared many physical similarities. The range of exhibited material including prints, watercolours, drawings and sketchbooks, provides a fascinating insight into Lindsay’s creative process.