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Sunday 22 May 2011


The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. JF Archibald’s primary aims were to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.

Eikoh Hosoe
theatre of memory

12 May – 7 Aug 2011

Four seminal series by Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography.

New contemporary galleries
featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection

21 May 2011 – 2 May 2012

The Art Gallery of NSW now holds Australia’s most comprehensive representation of contemporary art. This is the first display in our new contemporary galleries, featuring the John Kaldor Family Gallery.

Photography & place
Australian landscape photography 1970s until now

16 Mar – 29 May 2011

Explores the ways in which Australian photographers from the 1970s until now have approached the idea of place, comparing the politically and conceptually charged Australian landscape photography of the 1970s with more recent experimentations.

Rosemary Madigan, sculptor

15 Jan – 22 May 2011

In the history of white Australian art, there have been few exceptional stone or wood carvers. Rosemary Madigan is one of them, and the female torso is her great forte.

Sam Smith

21 May – 14 Aug 2011

Shot in Berlin, this video installation presents a curious sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman’s apartment and an artist’s studio.

Tracey Moffatt
Up in the sky

21 May – 18 Sep 2011

A photographic series examining the vagaries of outback life from one of Australia’s most successful international artists.

Unguided tours
Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts 2011

5 May – 10 Jul 2011

From a poetic walk, to a long-distance flight, to a voyage through a digital desert, seven video and new media artists offer ‘unguided tours’ through rich and unexpected worlds.

art + soul

28 Aug 2010 – 13 Jun 2011

Drawing on key works from the Gallery’s collection, art + soul reveals the myriad contemporary artistic expressions that evidence the enduring heritage of Indigenous Australia, in all its diversity and complexity.