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Friday 1 February 2013

EXHIBITIONS

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.

Dobell Prize for Drawing 2012

30 Nov 2012 – 10 Feb 2013

The most respected award for drawing in Australia, the annual Dobell Prize has always been the subject of discussion and debate about the nature of drawing.

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.

Papunya Tula
works on paper

13 Dec 2012 – 24 Mar 2013

Works from the early 1970s to a landmark 2009 print portfolio, including leading artists such as Timmy Payungka Tjapangati, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Doreen Reid Nakamarra and Naata Nungurrayi.

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.

We used to talk about love
Balnaves contemporary: photomedia

31 Jan – 21 Apr 2013

This exhibition of photomedia, video, collage, sculpture and installation considers the variegated terrain of love’s language – joy, elation, desire, eroticism, longing, loss, melancholia and memory.

  • 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

  • Tour

    Japanese-language guided tour

    日本語による美術鑑賞ツアー

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • Tour

    Korean-language guided tour

    무료 한국어 아트 투어

    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

  • 2pm

    Tour

    Australian collection guided tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • 5pm

    Gallery closes

    Some parts of the Gallery have different hours