‘Are you sure about “eye-popping”?’ The question came up in the office last week, as we finalised the wall texts for a new show of 11 abstract works in the entrance court. Was there, perhaps, a more official-sounding term – something less slangy, more art-historical?
10 hours, 32 minutes ago, by Justin Paton
Scenes from day one of the Nike Savvas installation here in the Gallery's entrance court. Ten thousand strips of colour up, only fifty thousand to go...
1 day, 9 hours ago, by Justin Paton
Hormones smashed me pretty hard as a teen
I used to sound like a DJ had sampled the shriek of a miner bird and used it to set the tone on a drone techno track. Now they have me making public announcements at the Gallery and voicing an animated video.
6 days, 6 hours ago, by Phil Aston Williams
This is so contemporary
This week the Gallery launches Kaldor Public Art Project 29 by internationally acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal - a piece that breaks all the rules and triggers anarchic and sometimes joyous encounters between the public and the ‘interpreters’ who bring the work to life.
1 month ago, by Macushla Robinson
How do you install an immersive installation? Illuminate uses paper, light and sound to explore stories and ideas of home and housing, culture and community
3 months, 1 week ago, by Emily McDaniel
Up close and personal with America: painting a nation
We used the Google Art Project site to zoom in on the art of some of America's best-loved artists featured in the exhibition 'America: painting a nation'
4 months, 1 week ago, by Alexandra Gregg
Get around the Gallery on a scooter
If you find it hard to get around the Gallery, our latest acquisition might help - electric mobility scooters.
4 months, 1 week ago, by Jane Wynter
Colour and music rolled into one
Painted on two piano rolls, this work by Roy de Maistre translates a classical music score into an array of vibrant colour. A recent conservation project has not only stabilised it for display but also revealed much about the artist's materials and techniques.
6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Analiese Treacy
With thanks to the art lovers
Over six decades, the Art Gallery Society of NSW has grown from a small, elite club, renowned for outrageous balls and controversial personalities, into the most active friends’ group in Australia.
7 months, 1 week ago, by Craig Brush
Roy de Maistre shapes up
Several Roy de Maistre artworks were in poor shape due to inappropriate storage and remedial treatment before the Gallery acquired them. A recent conservation project has remedied much of the damage, allowing them to be displayed again.
8 months, 1 week ago, by Andrea Nottage
The roles of engagement
Speaking about the vulnerability of the performer, artist Christian Thompson observed: ‘Fifty per cent of the audience is already with you; the other 50 per cent you just have to hope will connect in some way.’ So when it comes to performance art, what is the role of the audience?
8 months, 1 week ago, by Alexandra Gregg
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.
9 months, 2 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.
10 months 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.
1 year 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.
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 2 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?
1 year, 3 months ago, by Josephine Touma
Class, crims, sex and Soho
Trampling taboos in post-war London
1 year, 4 months 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.’
1 year, 4 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.
1 year, 5 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.
1 year, 8 months ago, by Emma Collerton
A fish tale
Sometimes a chance encounter with a work of art can have unexpected ramifications years later.
1 year, 8 months ago, by Khanh Trinh
Google Art Project 2
The Art Gallery of NSW is now one of the 151 museums worldwide to have a selection of collection artworks featured on the Google Art Project.
1 year, 11 months ago, by Francesca Ford