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They Came By Boat

This exhibition presents works from the Campbelltown City Council permanent collection including nineteenth century portraits, landscapes and scientific illustrations relating to the Macarthur region

Joseph Lycett, View upon the Nepean River at the Cowpastures, New South Wales, 1824-1825 Image: Joseph Lycett, View upon the Nepean River at the Cowpastures, New South Wales, 1824-1825

Exhibition: 30 June to 15 October 2017
Opening: Thursday 29 June, 6pm

In both landscape and society these artworks represent the region as perceived by convicts and new arrivals from Colonial England. During a period where art was a tool to both elevate status and possibly gain freedom for those punished under the Convict regime, They Came by Boat draws focus to early settler families who journeyed over oceans, arriving to Australia and eventually settling in what is now known as Macarthur; the houses they built and the landscape they inhabited.

By guest curator – Ruth Banfield


 Gracius Broinowski
 Joseph Lycett
 Arthur Willmore
 Joseph Backler
 Thomas Kirkby
 John Scarr
 Samuel Bradshaw

Date and time

  • Friday 30 June 2017 / 10.00AM to Sunday 15 October 2017 / 4.00PM
    Past Event

Suitable for

Toddlers 0-4Kids 5-11Youth 12-17Young Adults 18 -24FamiliesAdultsSeniors

Entry Cost

Entry is free

Booking information

Bookings are not required

Event category: CultureExhibitions
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown 2560
Get directions

Venue: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Location: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown 2560

Transport: The nearest bus/rail/taxi interchange is Campbelltown Railway Station.

Contact: Box Office

Phone: 02 4645 4100


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