Rex Butler
'Colony', National Gallery of Victoria, by Rex Butler

Christian Thompson, Othering the Explorer, James Cook, from the Museum of Others series, 2015ā€“16, type-C photograph on metallic paper. Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Colony: Australia 1770ā€“1861, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, until 15 July.

Colony: Frontier Wars, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, until 30 September.

Colony is undoubtedly the best show the NGV has put on since Australian Impressionists in France in 2013. And Iā€™...