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'Bushrangers' pop-up talk

William Strutt, 'Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852' (detail), 1887, oil on canvas, The University of Melbourne Art Collection, gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest, 1973
01 September 2016, 6:00pm6:45pm
12 October 2016, 3:00pm3:45pm
Location Keith Murdoch Gallery
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

On a Saturday afternoon in October 1852, bushrangers bailed up and robbed more than twenty people travelling along St Kilda Road.

The crime was reported in lurid detail in the press and fed fears of lawlessness in the newly formed colony. William Strutt's painting Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852 explores this emerging, iconic figure of the bushranger.

Join us to hear more about this thought-provoking painting. 

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.