Performance art of times past
This year's Anne Landa Award exhibition contains a lot of 'live' works and that's got us thinking about performance art at the Art Gallery of NSW in times past.
3 weeks ago, by Anneke Jaspers
The cracks of Jealousy
It's one of Tom Roberts' most important studio paintings of the 1880s but it's rarely been seen due to its poor condition. A new conservation project is underway to change that.
1 month ago, by Andrea Nottage
Programmed for love
You'd think a universal subject such as love would be a dream theme when it came to planning a series of public programs and events at the Gallery. As it turns out, love ain’t easy.
4 months, 1 week ago, by Alexandra Gregg
Bacon and beer: Australians in London
There once was a time when being an Australian in London meant more than fetching the beers. It meant engaging in a world of ideas.
4 months, 4 weeks ago, by Andrew Yip
Preserving the posters of Toulouse-Lautrec
Conservators have the ability to reduce the signs of aging - even when an object is over 100 years old.
6 months ago, by Analiese Treacy
Tick, tick, tick... Bacon and time
What have snail slime, police mug shots and a 17th-century painting of a cardinal's head got to do with a Bacon triptych?
6 months, 3 weeks ago, by Josephine Touma
Class, crims, sex and Soho
Trampling taboos in post-war London
7 months, 3 weeks ago, by Robert Herbert
Picasso and Bacon: two giants of art
Francis Bacon once said, ‘It was after staying in Paris, where I saw an exhibition of Picasso, that I said to myself that I was going to paint.’
8 months ago, by Macushla Robinson
Conserving a Gallery favourite
It’s one of the Gallery’s most-loved works of art and now it’s back on display in its magnificent gold-leaf gilded frame after a major conservation project that was also an Australian first.
9 months ago, by Carolyn Murphy
When Brett met Francis
Australian art was ‘hot’ in London when 20-year-old Brett Whiteley arrived in early 1960, courtesy of the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship.
11 months, 1 week ago, by Emma Collerton