Community Gallery

Parallel Journey – Tracing Nolan’s Footsteps

Linda Gallus

Gallus’ family come from the Wimmera. Her Grandfather was born in Dimboola and her Great Grandfather owned and ran the Dimboola General Store which catered for farmers and town’s folk. The artist Sidney Nolan was posted to Dimboola during World War II and used the shop next door as a studio. Here he drew, painted and developed ideas for his famous ‘Wimmera Series’.

Gallus has always been interested in this connection to her family and has stayed in the area to pursue her own artwork in response to Nolan’s Wimmera Series of paintings. Gallus has used his paintings as a reference and starting point for her own interpretation and response to similar or even the exact same places.

Image: Linda Gallus, Mt Arapiles from Little Desert, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 60cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Event Information


10 December 2022 -
05 March 2023


10am - 4pm Daily
(Closed on Christmas Day)


Community Art Gallery
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street
Horsham, 3400
03 5382 9575


Free entry
Open Daily



The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.