Myths, Legends and Gods: Lindsay and his world

This exhibition features Norman Lindsay’s world merged with the world of legend and mythology and his artworks and sculptures including the legendary Sphinx.

Norman Lindsay, even as a child, gained great pleasure from reading adventure stories, ancient myths and legends. He loved the Greek gods, the lost world of Atlantis, the haunting Sirens whose song could lure sailors to their death, and in particular, Homer’s epic, The Odyssey.

That myths and legends were both his inspiration and fascination is evident by the many artworks wherein fantastical creatures such as nymphs, fauns, satyrs, centaurs, sphinx and sirens appear.

Lindsay’s world merged with the world of legend and mythology and his artworks and sculptures included everything from the legendary Sphinx, who guarded the road to Thebes, to Satyrs and Fauns, who were the companions to Dionysus, and Sirens, who represented the sea song that lured mariners to their death. His fascination and inspiration came from the Greek Gods such as Pan, Eros, and Aphrodite, as well as fantastic creatures like the Pegasus, Unicorns, Centaurs and Mermaids, and all of these are represented in the works in this exhibition – even the lost world of Atlantis!

 

Norman Lindsay, The Sphinx watercolour, c.1922 Copyright H, C & A Glad

 

Exhibition details

Exhibition open 10am – 4pm, Thursday – Monday from 10 February – 30 May 2022.

 

How to book your tickets

Book via Eventbrite where possible, to guarantee a spot, unless you are redeeming a Service NSW $25 Discover voucher. You are welcome to use your voucher at this National Trust Property when you purchase your tickets upon arrival.

 

Important Information for Visitors

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Please keep your ticket safe, as you will be asked to present your ticket at point of entry. You can do this by either printing a copy or displaying a digital version on your selected device

Details

Norman Lindsay Gallery

Address:

14 Norman Lindsay Crescent
Faulconbridge 2776 NSW

Open:

Thursday to Monday, 10am - 4pm. Last entry 3pm.

Phone:
(02) 4751 1067
Email:
nlg@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $17
*Concession and Children - $15
Family - $45
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)
Booking fees apply.

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