For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation

This large and complex exhibition seeks to enrich our understanding of Australia’s colonial past by concentrating on the contribution of a particular dynamic section of Australia’s populace – the Scottish migrants.

Drawing together the extraordinary story of Scottish Australia through rich visual heritage in all its forms – including objects and artworks from national, state and regional collections and from private collectors – the exhibition celebrates the unique contribution of Scots to the development of the cultural, social and political life of this nation during its formative years.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
11 April to 27 July, 2014

Georgiana McCrae, Self-portrait, aged 20, 1824, watercolour on ivory, 8.5 x 6.7cm
Courtesy State Library of Victoria