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Sunday 6 October 2013

EXHIBITIONS

A Silk Road saga
the sarcophagus of Yu Hong

22 Aug – 10 Nov 2013

This magnificent 6th-century marble sarcophagus, from the tomb of Yu Hong and his wife in China’s Shanxi province, in many ways exemplifies life along the famous Silk Roads.

Alex Kershaw
Fantasticology Tokyo: faults, flesh and flowers

12 Sep – 10 Nov 2013

In a multi-screen video installation, presented alongside raw and woodfired ceramics, Kershaw considers the practice of Japanese flower arrangement, known as ikebana, and its relationship to the human body.

Brenda L Croft

6 Apr – 15 Oct 2013

Brenda L Croft’s works present a realistic portrayal of contemporary Aboriginal life – a positive image from an insider’s viewpoint.

Brett Whiteley
nature

Fri–Sun only 4 Oct 2013 – 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.

Joy before the object

28 Sep 2013 – 2 Feb 2014

Explores the nature of the object and the variety of ways in which artists from the 19th century to today have rendered things photographically and shaped our perception of the material world.

Renaissance to Goya
prints and drawings from Spain

31 Aug – 24 Nov 2013

Over 130 exceptional prints and drawings from the British Museum, which holds one of the finest collections of Spanish drawings in the world.

Soul of simplicity
seven centuries of Korean ceramics

8 Feb 2013 – 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.

Still life

27 Jul 2013 – 23 Mar 2014

Featuring some of Australia’s most famous and popular artists, this exhibition of 25 works from the Gallery’s collection charts the continuous development of the still life in Australian art.

Sydney moderns
art for a new world

6 Jul – 7 Oct 2013

Over 180 works by Australia’s most iconic artists, exploring the making of a modern city.