Joseph Lycett: convict artist
His works in watercolour and oil are among the most important visual records of early New South Wales and Tasmania, documenting the life of the Aboriginal people, the landscape and its flora, and the towns, houses and properties of colonial Australia from a time when there were few competent artists in the colony.
This exhibition, brought together by an expert curatorial team, will present new interpretations and a new appreciation of the accomplishments of this elusive figure and the colonial landscape he captured in his art.
Newcastle Regional Museum | 8 July 2006 - 27 August 2006
National Library of Australia, Canberra | 1 March - 27 May 2007