23 July 2021

HSBC presents: Beyond The Frame, a podcast inspired by the rebels of French Impressionism

As proud partner of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), HSBC is bringing to life the stories behind the Impressionism movement, today releasing a six-part podcast series Beyond the Frame, inspired by the gallery’s 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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The series uncovers the hidden rebellion of the French Impressionist movement, sharing unheard stories through some of the world’s greatest artworks. The first episode is available from today through all major streaming sites, with further installments released fortnightly.

Tanya Smith, Head of Customer Propositions and Marketing for HSBC in Australia is pleased the bank is supporting the NGV’s 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Smith commented: “Our partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria is emblematic of our international brand and purpose at HSBC. We look forward to seeing people in Australia engage with some of the greatest French Impressionist art.”

Beyond the Frame has been developed by HSBC working closely with the NGV and comedian and scriptwriter Angela Greensill.

Tony Ellwood AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria said: “We are delighted to share the stories of the Impressionists through Beyond the Frame and are thankful to HSBC for offering listeners the opportunity to discover the revolutionary origins and fantastic stories behind this extraordinary moment in art history.”

Artworks featured in the series include: Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, 1883; Gustave Caillebotte’s Fruit displayed on a stand, c. 1881–82; Claude Monet’s Grainstacks (snow effect), 1891; Paul Cézanne’s Turn in the road, c. 1881; Edgar Degas’ Racehorses at Longchamp, 1871, possibly reworked in 1874; and Mary Cassatt’s Ellen Mary in a white coat, c. 1896.

To listen to Beyond the Frame, and learn more about the partnership, click here.

For further information on 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition or to purchase tickets, click here.