SILVER AND GOLD: uNIQUE AUSTRALIAN OBJECTS (1830 - 1910)
7 October - 26 November 2017
Silver and gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910 showcases exceptional 19th and early-20th century Australian silver and gold objects drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design.
The theme of this exhibition is celebration, with objects marking significant personal, community and professional achievements and milestones, or displays of prosperity and artistic accomplishment.
‘Silver and Gold’ reveals the exceptional skills of Australia’s earliest professional craft practitioners and their compelling narratives of Australian social and commercial history and includes presentation, ceremonial and testimonial pieces, jewellery and functional tableware, displayed within themes of Sport, Agriculture, Goldfields, Defining Moments, Dining and Achievement.