We who love: The Nolan slates
Address: James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland
Date: 23 April – 24 July 2016
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
'Hand and flower' 1942
oil, enamel and ink on slate
25.7 x 51.3 cm
Collection of The University of Queensland.
Purchased with the assistance of the Alumni Association and the Peter Stuyvesant Cultural Foundation, 1977.
© The University of Queensland.
Photo: Carl Warner
Nolan’s deeply personal paintings on slate have been exhibited as a group just twice since 1943. We who love presents the most comprehensive display of the series ever assembled. Executed in rapid succession, the slates are a painted journal, declaring exultant love and lingering sorrow. Their rich, metaphorical imagery invites viewers into Nolan’s life at a pivotal moment in his development.
Curator: Dr Chris McAuliffe
Supported by The Vizard Foundation