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Sunday 24 February 2013

EXHIBITIONS

ARTEXPRESS 2013

20 Feb – 14 Apr 2013

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Over 50 works by two iconic fashion photographers, from the Gallery’s photography collection.

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.