Tom Roberts' Shearing the rams
Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Date: 13 February – 28 July 2019
Time: 10am-5pm, Wed - Mon (closed Tue)
Call: +61 8 9492 6600
Roberts based his painting on sketches made in a shearing shed in country New South Wales. The close observation of details and atmospheric effects, together with the sense of this being a snapshot of a fleeting moment, gives the painting an aura of ‘truth’, which has helped to secure its popularity for many generations. It is a great example of Roberts’ statement that if art is “the perfect expression of one time and place, it becomes art for all time and of all places”.