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Friday 1 August 2014

EXHIBITIONS

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Brett Whiteley
portraits

Fri–Sun only until 28 Sep 2014

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Portraiture for Whiteley was an insight into the psychology of the human condition. This exhibition includes some of his acclaimed self-portraits as well as his most ambitious portrait project.

Forcefields

until 14 Sep 2014

Eleven vibrant abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection

Max Dupain
the Paris 'private' series and other pictures

until 31 Aug 2014

Includes transcendent photographs of 18th- to 19th-century Parisian landmarks taken by Max Dupain when he travelled to Paris in 1978 with architect Harry Seidler, alongside his botanical and other architectural photographs.

Nike Savvas
Rally

until 14 Sep 2014

Renowned for her physically immersive and optically dazzling installations, Sydney artist Nike Savvas energises the Gallery’s 'main street’ with a newly commissioned installation.

Plumes and pearlshells
art of the New Guinea highlands

until 10 Aug 2014

Highlights from the Gallery’s collection of exquisitely constructed headdresses, arm- and leg-bands, ear- and nose-rings and necklaces as well as other superb pieces used in rituals, for war and in everyday life.

Reko Rennie
No sleep till Dreamtime

until 30 Nov 2014

Reko Rennie’s art explores issues of Aboriginal identity within an urban environment. This work takes its cue from the Beastie Boys single 'No sleep till Brooklyn’.

Sol LeWitt
Your mind is exactly at that line

until 3 Aug 2014

Showcases 40 years of work from a pioneer of conceptual art and one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

The lost prince and the winter queen
royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London

until 28 Sep 2014

Two exceptional 17th-century portraits of royals Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales and Elizabeth of Bohemia, children of James I, by the remarkable Jacobean portrait painter Robert Peake the Elder.

Theatre of dreams, theatre of play
nō and kyōgen in Japan

until 14 Sep 2014

Delve into the legend and dramatic wonder of Japan’s oldest theatre tradition with exquisite masks, costumes, instruments and paintings.

Tom Nicholson
Cartoons for Joseph Selleny

until 10 Aug 2014

Recalls the remarkable stay of the Austrian imperial frigate Novara that sailed to Sydney in late 1858, in a series of large-scale drawings alongside texts, letters and an artist book.

Tony Garifalakis
Mob rule

until 21 Aug 2014

Tony Garifalakis is an artist whose work investigates political, social and religious systems of belief while questioning mechanisms of surveillance, compliance and control.