McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17. Open 11 Dec-29 Mar 2009

11 December - 29 March 2010



Exhibition Publication

For well over a century, Frederick McCubbin has been one of Australia’s best-loved artists. This book features some 70 works—many of which have not been previously published—covering the last decade of his life, a key period in the development of his art.

Most well-known for his evocative bush scenes, in this later period McCubbin focussed on the landscape around his homes in South Yarra and at Mount Macedon, views of the docks and industry, city life, portraits and interiors. He was one of the first Australian artists to depict the modern world.

The publication traces the radical changes in McCubbin’s work—after viewing the works of JMW Turner, Claude Monet and John Constable in London and Paris in 1907—and seeks to redefine this important Australian artist, showing the way he developed a freer and more expressive art through his handling of paint and use of bright glowing colours.

Written by Anne Gray with an introduction by Ron Radford and contributions from Helen Brack, Rebecca Andrews, Jane Clark, Tracy Cooper- Lavery, Mary Eagle, Beatrice Gralton, Melissa Harpley, Samantha Littley, Tracey Lock-Weir, Lisa Sullivan, Elena Taylor and Penny Teale.


McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17 exhibition catalogue

Front Cover

Frederick McCubbin
Collins Street c 1915
oil on canvas on cardboard
25 x 35.3 cm
Geelong Gallery, Victoria
HP Douglass Bequest Fund, 1945

Price: $49.95  (Sold Out)

ISBN: 9780642334039

Pages: 168
290 x 240 mm | flexibind | illustrated in full colour

Author: Anne Gray with introduction by Ron Radford

Publication Year: 2009





This discovery trail will show you the artist’s painting and drawing methods. Find out how Frederick McCubbin applied colour and what mediums and techniques he used.

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Discovery Trail (8MB) PDF


Publications: Discovery Trail - McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17



This education resource, produced to accompany the exhibition McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, introduces teachers and students to the work of this significant Australian artist. The exhibition looks at the work of Frederick McCubbin (1855–1917) in the last decade of his life and includes 72 works.

This kit has been designed to be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Additional information is available on the exhibition website.

Download free resource:

NGA Secondary School Resource (12 MB) PDF

  McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17 - NGA Secondary School Resource
McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17

See also


State Art Collection Themed exhibitions


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