Sir Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series of paintings in Virtual Reality (VR)

Sir Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings reimagined in Virtual Reality (VR)

An ongoing Google Tiltbrush VR homage to the artwork of Australia’s Sir Sidney Nolan and our cultural anti-hero Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly. This somewhat spontaneous project began in 2019, and will continue to evolve as time permits.

The title for my work comes from Kelly’s infamous Jerilderie Letter – https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/featur… a wild rambling tome, through which Ned tried to explain his actions and motivations.

“‘I am a Widow’s Son, outlawed and my orders must be obeyed…”

As soon as I started playing in VR I knew that I wanted to re-imagine some of Nolan’s works. I started with ‘Ned Kelly’ (1946) as that is the one that we teachers often use to excite the pallete of young artists in primary school. As it stands, I’ve created 5 full pieces, which only leaves me around another 200 or so in the sequence left to go!

The full Google Tiltbrush files are available on Poly @https://poly.google.com/view/espmC2CyjJE

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