Table top mountain

Sidney NOLAN: artist

Not On Display

About the work

From his iconic images of Ned Kelly to those of Antarctica, Sidney Nolan was a painter of the landscape. In the late 1940s Nolan left the well-known environs of Melbourne and travelled the more remote areas of central Australia. The experience of driving through, and flying across, these new vistas resulted in an extraordinary series of paintings depicting the interior of this country as vast, unforgiving and timeless. Nolan’s paintings brought an astonishing new vision of the landscape to Australian audiences and helped to establish him internationally as an artist of note. Table top mountain depicts Mount Conner, a horseshoe-shaped, flat-topped mesa in the south-west corner of the Northern territory.
Table top mountain
Artist/Maker and role
Sidney NOLAN: artist
ripolin enamel and oil on composition board
91.5 x 122.0 cm
107.5 x 137.5 cm (framed)
Credit line
Purchased 1954
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.