Theatre of the Actors of RegardFosterville Institute of Applied & Progressive Cultural Experience devised the apparatus below for Theatre of the Actors of Regard by a progressive application of the teachings of Hakuin to the monoptic frame (L'introuvable) of Marcel Mariën and a Qing Dynasty coin found in 2014 at Elcho Island.
FIAPCERecent speculative research suggests that Ned Kelly may have used a similar Chinese coin from the Victorian goldfields as a muck-around monocle prior to his realisation of the iron mask eyes frame.
Curator of Australian art, Denise Mimmocchi, says Nolan is one of the most significant Australian artists of the 20th century. "He changed the way we look at the landscape and think of the landscape," she says.
"He looked at the landscape in terms of the inner life of the place – he wasn't content with just the appearance of things. His Kelly series is a classic example of how he used myth and legend, and also history and place, to frame how we look at the landscape.
"It's hard to disassociate the way we think of Kelly country from that iconic black mask he painted."
Sidney Nolan: Australian Synchrotron helps reveal the man behind the Ned Kelly mask
The Age / Debbie Cuthbertson, Arts Editor, 22 April 2017