Martin Johnson HEADE  
United States of America 1819 � 1904-09-04  
Sunlight and shadow: the Newbury Marshes c.1871-75, oil on canvas National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. John Wilmerding Collection (Promised Gift). Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape presents a landmark exhibition of nineteenth-century Western landscape painting. Featuring one hundred works by the greatest artists of the time, the exhibition showcases Australian landscape painting in an international context and looks at the triumph of landscape as it rises to new importance in the art of Europe and the New World.

Turner to Monet, accompanied by a major catalogue, will be held at one venue only: the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. The exhibition runs from 14 March to 9 June 2008.



This website provides a comprehensive resource for educators of Primary and Secondary school students. The website contains a searchable database of the complete exhibition (over one hundred works) all with images. Audio introductions and supporting articles are also available for 34 of the key works.


Pre visit material (all available shortly)


Visit material

This section of the site provides resources for primary and secondary students for use during a visit and as an introduction to the exhibition, worksheets for Secondary students can be downloaded and printed.

Guided tours of the exhibition are available on request and are free of charge (Bookings essential). Audio tours are also available at a nominal cost.

For more information, call the Education Office on +61 2 6240 6519 or email


Post visit material


Other Resources
The catalogue for the exhibition is recommended as an additional resource.

  • Exhibition catalogue
    Turner to Monet: the triumph of nineteenth century landscape painting
    Christine Dixon, Ron Radford and Lucina Ward

    Three major essays ― and texts on 101 artworks ― discuss the spread of landscape painting to new territories in Australia, America and the Pacific. Australian landscape painters of this period are placed, for the first time, among their contemporaries from around the world.

    Available from 14 March 2008
    272 pages, 240 x 290 mm
    paperback with flaps
    illustrated in full colour with over 155 illustrations including 101 large plates.
    RRP $49.95
    Special price from the exhibition $39.95

    Available from the National Gallery Shop, selected book stores nationally or you can order via