05 October 2016, 3:00pm–3:45pm
|Location|| Keith Murdoch Gallery |
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
News of the tragic fate of the great Victorian expedition of Burke and Wills was met with a collective outpouring of grief.
William Strutt was one of the 15,000 people who farewelled the heroic explorers as they set out from Royal Park, headed for the Gulf of Carpenteria. Fifty years later, he painted The burial of Burke, his elegy for a national hero.
Come hear more about this moving piece.
Heroes and villains: Strutt's Australia is on display in the Keith Murdoch Gallery, open from 10am to 5pm daily and open until 9pm on Thursdays.