Sunday 19 May 2013
until 2 Jun 2013
Australia’s most extraordinary art event, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
until 8 Sep 2013
Brenda L Croft’s works present a realistic portrayal of contemporary Aboriginal life – a positive image from an insider’s viewpoint.
They give evidence
until 21 Jul 2013
A reprise of the confronting and moving, larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto.
paintings, drawings and prints
until 7 Jul 2013
Works from the Gallery’s collection by one of Australia’s most admired artists and one of the pre-eminent landscape artists of his age.
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.
until 19 May 2013
Over 50 works by two iconic fashion photographers, from the Gallery’s photography collection.
erotic, sensual and sacred
Fri–Sun only until 1 Sep 2013Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
A diverse range of Whiteley works, including rarely exhibited studies, tender paintings, tactile sculptures and frank expressions of the most intimate moments between lovers.
The space between us
Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts 2013
until 28 Jul 2013
Features seven emerging artists connected by their interest in the artist as performer and or as creator/director of performances, and the viewer’s role as an active participant.
Projecting our future
until 7 Jul 2013
Tony Albert reworks kitsch objects that naively depict Australian Aboriginal people with new painted and graphic elements to create complex installations.
Gallery opensOpen every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
Times vary. See Opening hours
Aboriginal art guided tourA guided introduction to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander collection
Collection highlights tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection
Asian art guided tourA guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia
Contemporary art guided tourAn introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery
This is your chance to experience the brilliance of new media art. Established in 2002 in honour of a former trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW, the Anne Landa Award was the first biennial exhibition in Australia for moving image and new media work, with an acquisitive prize of $25,000, and has maintained its significance ever since.
Duration 3 hours
Art After Hours Film
Film program in recessScreenings end 28 April, resume 3 July 2013
Australian collection guided tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection
Numbers are strictly limited for this umbrella Sydney Writers Festival event.
Bookings essential. To book, email email@example.com
David Musgrave talks to Jordie Albiston about her new book, The book of Ethel. Compact and precise micro-portraits in verse, the poems in this book are about Albiston’s maternal great-grandmother, who was born in 1872 in St Just, Cornwall, and emigrated to Australia at the age of 15.
Jordie Albiston lives in Melbourne and has published six poetry collections. Two of her books – Botany Bay document (retitled Dreaming transportation) and The hanging of Jean Lee – were recently adapted for music-theatre and were included in seasons at the Sydney Opera House. Albiston’s first collection, Nervous arcs (1995), won the Mary Gilmore Award. Her fourth collection, The fall (2003), was shortlisted for Premier’s Prizes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, while The sonnet according to 'm’ (2009) was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize.
David Musgrave has published five poetry collections, the most recent being Concrete Tuesday (2011) and a novel, Glissando (2010). Publisher at Puncher & Wattmann, which he founded in 2005, he currently lectures in creative writing at the University of Newcastle.
Duration 2 hours
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills