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People's Choice announced Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016 exhibition closes 9 October, 5pm

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection Extended to 23 October - book timed tickets online to avoid disappointment

Nude: art from the Tate collection Opens 5 November 2016 - tickets available now

Close to home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016 On now

Art After Hours

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Open until 10pm Wednesdays

On 5 October, Zoe Coombs Marr comes to us fresh from winning most outstanding show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Expand your art knowledge with talks on collage and assemblage or ukiyo-e and tattoos. Listen to Microwave Jenny or ride the rollercoaster that is Hitchcock’s North by northwest.

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Thea Proctor

Born on 2 October 1879, Thea Proctor contributed to the development of modernism in Australia through her work as a painter, printmaker, designer and teacher.

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Drawing stories

When I was a kid I was notorious for disappearing for hours to read. I am grateful for those adults that indulged my anti-social tendencies as a child, leaving me be to inhabit the world of literature and learn my first lessons in drawing stories.

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Brett Whiteley Studio

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See the Travelling Art Scholarship winner

Lucy O’Doherty has won the 2016 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Two paintings from her winning body of work are on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by finalists Jason Phu (highly commended), Abdul Abdullah, Clara Adolphs, Tsering Hannaford, Andrew Hopkins and Zoe Tweedale.

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Kids drawing prize

Entries are now open into our annual drawing prize for members’ children. Draw a picture that expresses your experiences of home.

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