Reflections of Place & Time – works from The Clint Collection
Explore the world of a family of artists who have been overlooked for the past 100 years. From Georgian London (1714-1811) to the Great Depression in Australia, the Clint family through four generations pursued their creativity - and livelihood - from the many branches of the fine arts.
The exhibition includes objects that range in date from1869 to c.1939. In addition to this broad temporal spectrum, a range of geographical locations is also represented from the Sydney area to the rural idyll of the Hawkesbury seen in the works of the Clint artists; Alfred T, George E and Sydney R.
The exhibition provides a lens through which to view the flow of migration from home to home and the way the family developed an attachment to place. It enables an exploration of the way that experience was recorded in artistic practice. It’s noted the family depicted places they knew meaning their images provide a local perspective on areas where they resided and worked.
The exhibition demonstrates the variety of skills required to eke out a living as a professional artist. This includes sketchbooks, illustrations for publications, preparatory material for theatrical productions, and more intimate and personal images of the environs, both interior and exterior, that the family occupied.