detail: Rennie Ellis, 1940–2003, Fred Williams in his studio, in front of his painting 'Gorge landscape', 1981 © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive


FRED WILLIAMS: INFINITE HORIZONS

31 August - 4 November 2012

A National Gallery of Australia Exhibition

Experience the work of Fred Williams, one of Australia’s greatest artists, at the first major retrospective of his work in almost 25 years. Highlighting his strength as a painter, the exhibition features over 100 works of art, including important oil paintings and luminous gouaches, to reveal his distinctive approach.

Fred Williams’s body of work holds the highest significance in Australian art history and has revolutionised the way we see Australia. Visitors to the exhibition will see a stunning range of Williams’s iconic paintings inspired by the unique Australian landscape, along with surprising personal portraits of family and friends. The exhibition also features a wide range of Australian subjects including expansive views of deserts, mountains, beaches, rainforests and bushfires as well as more intimate studies of wildflowers, mushrooms, birds and insects.

Enhance your visit with our public program featuring talks, tours, family activities, a learning program for schools, special events for members and more. 

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 

detail: Rennie Ellis, 1940–2003, Fred Williams in his studio, in front of his painting 'Gorge landscape', 1981 © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive. © estate of Fred Williams.