Joseph Lycett: convict artist

Joseph Lycett: convict artist, will be the first exhibition to examine the life and work of one of Australia’s earliest accomplished artists, Joseph Lycett, born about 1775, died 1828.

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.

Tour Schedule

Newcastle Regional Museum | 8 July 2006 - 27 August 2006
National Library of Australia, Canberra | 1 March - 27 May 2007

1 April 2006 - 18 June 2006

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