Vicki Dunne is letting us know that as a consequence of the ACT Government’s attempts to appropriate the Lanyon homestead Nolan collection for the Canberra Museum And Gallery (CMAG) the 218 art works are now being shipped back to England.
“Lady Nolan has done this because of the complete failure of both the ACT and Commonwealth governments to honour the wishes of the artist and the spirit of his gift of 24 works comprising the Foundation Collection that he wanted housed and displayed in the purpose-built Nolan Gallery at Lanyon.
“Lady Nolan is justifiably upset with their treatment of her and their failure to honour Sir Sidney’s extraordinary gift.
“It is a sad day for the people of Australia and a shameful indictment on the two governments.
If they had any decency they’d give back the foundation collection too. But that’s too much to ask.