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  • Did you see that?

    If you've seen the recent feature film 'Mr Turner', you may have noticed a familiar painting - the Gallery's own 'Chaucer at the court of Edward III' by Ford Madox Brown.

    1 week, 1 day ago, by Josephine Touma

  • I'm not good at art but...

    It’s still surprising how many conversations I have with ARTEXPRESS students that begin with them saying, ‘I’m not good at painting or drawing so I don’t think I’m good at art but…’

    2 weeks, 4 days ago, by Leeanne Carr

  • Stray inside the lines

    So apparently colouring books for adults are now totally a thing. I’ll admit their popularity has caught me off-guard. But then, my relationship with colouring books has always been a bit unbalanced.

    3 weeks, 3 days ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Vale Colin Lanceley

    One of Australia's most prominent senior artists, Colin Lanceley, has died.

    1 month ago, by Wayne Tunnicliffe

  • Stories from the 60s

    If you can remember the 60s, you weren’t there... or so the saying goes. Turns out many of the Australian artists in 'Pop to popism' remember the age of pop surprisingly well.

    1 month, 1 week ago, by Alexandra Gregg

  • Vinyl fantasy

    At any given time in the pop shop, you’ll usually find two clusters of people exclaiming with joy. One cluster is made up of kids around the toy section. The other is adults discovering the vinyl records for sale.

    1 month, 2 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • A place for snackers, searchers and miners

    In light of the Gallery's Sydney Modern project, we've been doing a lot of thinking about cultural institutions in the 21st century. On a recent study trip overseas, the focus was on libraries and archives.

    1 month, 3 weeks ago, by Steven Miller

  • Significant others: women in pop art

    Women artists in the pop art movement have often been overlooked, but the Gallery's 'Pop to popism' exhibition is championing their contribution.

    2 months, 3 weeks ago, by Anneke Jaspers

  • Young Members: born with a bang!

    Last Saturday night, the Gallery’s Young Members group held our end-of-year pop art party – a flurry of colour, creative dressing and wigs a-plenty, and the first event under our new moniker.

    3 months ago, by Sophie Harrington

  • Stop and take a closer look

    Helping with preparations for a new exhibition, I'd built up an idea of how I felt about the works based on what I'd read, what I'd heard and what I'd seen in reproductions, but it didn't prepare me for my first physical encounter with the art.

    3 months ago, by Katie Furlonger

  • Art on the farm

    Witnessing the landscape around Walcha with local artist Ross Laurie proved a revelation in many unexpected ways.

    3 months, 1 week ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Take a Captain Cook at this

    The Gallery has just one painting from Captain James Cook's voyages in our collection but its poor condition has meant that for some years we haven't been able to exhibit it.

    3 months, 2 weeks ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • Drawing in the Dandenongs

    A visit to the artist's farm and studio brings an even greater respect for the ambition and persistence needed by Mary Tonkin to make her extraordinary 14-metre-long charcoal drawing.

    3 months, 2 weeks ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Conserving Clement's Flippant Flurry

    As works of art, Clement Meadmore's massive outdoor sculptures appear to effortlessly defy both gravity and the weight of their steel forms. As a practical challenge, getting one of the roof is far from effortless.

    3 months, 3 weeks ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • A Pearce of his art

    Some years ago, we in the Gallery Shop suffered through what I think of as The Great Australian Out-Of-Printing of 2007. Virtually every book on general Australian art history disappeared from the shelves. But fresh titles on Australian art have given us cause for celebration.

    4 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett

  • A painting of a painter painting a painting

    Yesterday we celebrated a most unusual addition to the Art Gallery of NSW collection. Now you can see a great painting next to a painting of the painter painting it.

    4 months, 1 week ago, by Anne Gerard-Austin

  • Piguenit shines once more

    WC Piguenit's 'The upper Nepean' is back on display following conservation treatment that has returned its gorgeous golden frame to its former glory.

    4 months, 3 weeks ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • The eyes have it

    Dazzled by the shine of Reko Rennie’s high-impact installations? He’s got the perfect shades for that!

    5 months ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Chance of afternoon Spowers

    On days of unpredicted precipitation the Gallery’s forecourt resembles one of our most beloved artworks, Ethel Spowers’s Wet afternoon.

    6 months ago, by Holly Bennett

  • In space, no one can hear you read

    Art theory books blow my mind. They’re like papery pellets of concentrated intelligence. I’ll pick one up, open to any page and try a bit. Next thing I know I’ve swallowed the end of the chapter.

    6 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • They're an inspiration

    This year’s Archibald Prize includes portraits of three of the Gallery’s major supporters, who are inspiring in so many ways: Reg Richardson AM, John Schaeffer AO and Penelope Seidler AM.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Jane Wynter

  • Everyone's a critic

    For too long, art criticism has been the province of a beret-clad elite. Now everyone can play at that game with the Art Critic range from the Gallery Shop.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett

  • The rose and the thistle

    It sounds like the name of an English pub, doesn’t it? But I’m talking about the two plants that inspired a fabulous floral display in our exhibition of two 17th-century paintings from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Josephine Touma

  • Viewing art from the bottom up

    One of my favourite parts of going to a gallery is to the side of a canvas or try to peer under a sculpture and figure how the magic was created. The installation by Nike Savvas currently in the Gallery's entrance court is making me and many others marvel.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Sophie Harrington

  • Have I got your attention?

    In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, some young men wear wigs decorated with bright bird plumes as part of a traditional bachelor cult. Just like in nature, these fine feathers are used to attract attention.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Kerry Head