Fred Williams in the You Yangs catalogue

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brought together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art.

Williams started working in the You Yangs in 1962. It is his work of this period that defined what is commonly considered his ‘classic’ interpretation of the Australian landscape. This exhibition revealed Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveyed in marvellous depth the artist’s working method.