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Sunday 20 April 2014

EXHIBITIONS

19th Biennale of Sydney
You Imagine What You Desire

until 9 Jun 2014

Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world.

ARTEXPRESS 2014

until 11 May 2014

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2013.

Afghanistan
hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

until 15 Jun 2014

Over 1.7 million people worldwide have seen this incredible story of courage involving priceless ancient artefacts which have survived war, looting and a Taliban decree to destroy all images.

Looks at 16 photographers from the 1960s to the 2000s to consider their various approaches to the depiction of modern Australian life.

Brett Whiteley
nature

Fri–Sun only until 18 May 2014

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Whiteley redefined the way we see the Australian landscape, becoming one of our most celebrated 20th-century painters with his interpretations and moods of the countryside.

Forcefields

until 22 Jun 2014

Eleven vibrant abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection

In the flesh
Picasso, Bacon, Freud, Soutine

until 22 Jun 2014

Six remarkable paintings from the Lewis Collection, produced by four of the most audacious figurative painters of the past century.

Khadim Ali
The haunted lotus

until 1 Jun 2014

Considers familial ties, the Hazara people and culture, and the emergence of a lawless society in Afghanistan, as well as the construction of morality and ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism.

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.

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.

Soul of simplicity
seven centuries of Korean ceramics

until 21 Apr 2014

Discover the clarity of forms, understated elegance of decoration and subtlety of colour in these exquisite objects from the world’s most outstanding collections of Korean ceramics.

The connoisseur and the philanthropist
30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art

until 27 Apr 2014

Ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings from the Gallery’s collection, acquired through the generosity of benefactors Edward and Goldie Sternberg and their friends.

Explores the extraordinary landscape paintings of central Australia by Aboriginal artists in the Gallery’s collection.

  • 10am

    Gallery opens

    Open every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
  • 11am

    Tour

    Aboriginal art guided tour

    A guided introduction to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • Tour

    Collection highlights tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • 12pm

    Tour

    Asian art guided tour

    A guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia

    In association with The connoisseur and the philanthropist.
    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • Tour

    Contemporary art guided tour

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery, including current exhibitions

    In association with 19th Biennale of Sydney.
    In association with Sol LeWitt.
    In association with Tino Sehgal.
    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • 1pm

    Art After Hours    Tour

    Guided tour: Afghanistan

    An introduction to the exhibition

    In association with Afghanistan.
    Duration 1 hour
    Upper Asian gallery
    Free with exhibition entry

  • 2pm

    Tour

    Australian collection guided tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • Duration 1 hour, 58 minutes
    Free

  • 5pm

    Gallery closes

    Some parts of the Gallery have different hours