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Saturday 17 November 2012

EXHIBITIONS

This exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as design binding. On display are 32 books with unique bindings created by 20 artists.

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2012

Fri–Sun only 14 Sep – 25 Nov 2012
(See exhibition page for exact dates)

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

A small section of works from this year’s scholarship winner Mitch Cairns and highly commended finalist Tom Polo.

Cate Consandine
Cut Colony

8 Nov 2012 – 6 Jan 2013

In these video works, two staged performances unfold in the spectacular and unforgiving landscapes of clay pans and desert lakes in outback NSW.

Dadang Christanto
They give evidence

15 Sep 2012 – 7 Jul 2013

A reprise of the confronting and moving, larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto.

Flatlands
photography and everyday space

13 Sep 2012 – 3 Feb 2013

Examines photography’s role in transforming the way we perceive, organise and imagine the everyday world, by looking at the changing ways artists have depicted public and private environments.

Francis Bacon
five decades

17 Nov 2012 – 24 Feb 2013

Surveying Bacon’s life and work, this is the first major exhibition in Australia of rare works by this towering figure of 20th-century art.

Home

27 Jun – 2 Dec 2012

Explores the idea of home through the works of Aboriginal artists who belong to nations and language groups that today fall within the area defined as New South Wales.

The London years 1960–67

Fri–Sun only 13 Jul 2012 – 7 Apr 2013
(See exhibition page for exact dates)

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Explores Brett Whiteley’s art and life from 1960 to 1967. Includes works from his Bathroom, Christie and London Zoo series, and monoprints of conversations with Francis Bacon.

  • 10am

    Gallery opens

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

    Tour

    Aboriginal art guided tour

    A guided introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

    In association with Our spirits lie in the water.
    Duration 1 hour
    Ticketing and information desk
    Free

  • Tour

    Collection highlights tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Ticketing and information desk
    Free

  • 12pm

    Tour

    Asian art guided tour

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

    Contemporary art guided tour

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

    In association with Sol LeWitt.
    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • 2pm

    Tour

    Australian collection guided tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Ticketing and information desk
    Free

  • 5pm

    Gallery closes

    Some parts of the Gallery have different hours