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Friday 9 October 2015


Body parts

until 31 Jan 2016

A selection of works by Australian and international artists that focus on photography’s ability to communicate the extent of the body both physically and metaphorically.

Brett Whiteley
sculptures and ceramics

Fri–Sun only until 6 Dec 2015

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Employing a diversity of materials, Brett Whiteley created startlingly expressive three-dimensional works largely inspired by his love of nature and its animate forms.


until 29 May 2016

Celebrates the playful and dynamic ways in which modern artists have used colour, from Roy de Maistre’s pioneering colour wheels to the vibrant sculptural 'Splotches’ of Sol LeWitt.

through the Asian collections

until 28 Feb 2016

This exhibition, now in its second stage, continues to bring old and new together in a series of dynamic conversations.

Julia Margaret Cameron
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

until 25 Oct 2015

A pioneer of photographic portraiture, Julia Margaret Cameron remains one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century.

Mad through the darkness
Australian artists and the Great War

until 25 Oct 2015

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, this exhibition from the Gallery’s collection explores how Australian artists responded to World War I.

Matisse and the moderns

until 25 Oct 2015

The debut presentation of an important new acquisition – Jazz by Henri Matisse – alongside works by other major European modernist artists in the Gallery’s collection.

Our spirits lie in the water

until 1 Nov 2015

Drawn from across the country and from the 1930s to the present, these works from the Gallery’s collection give evidence to the complex knowledge Indigenous Australians have of water and its myriad forms.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

until 1 Nov 2015

Celebrating the 40-year career of leading Aboriginal painter Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, a founder of the Papunya Tula Artists.

See you at the barricades

until 29 Nov 2015

Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition explores the complex relationship between protest and art.

A diverse range of work by collaborative duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Paul Chan, Michael Landy, Ugo Rondinone, Wilhelm Sasnal and Daniel von Sturmer, from figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention.