Sunday 24 February 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.
They give evidence
until 21 Jul 2013
A reprise of the confronting and moving, larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto.
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.
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
until 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.
9 Feb – 19 May 2013
Over 50 works by two iconic fashion photographers, from the Gallery’s photography collection.
Fri–Sun only 13 Jul 2012 – 7 Apr 2013
(See exhibition page for exact dates)
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.
Gallery opensOpen every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
Times vary. See Opening hours
Lecture / symposium
Sandy Lerner, co-founder of CISCO Systems and founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics, is also founder of the wonderful Chawton House Library, at the Centre for the Study of Early English Women Writers. Chawton House is an Elizabethan manor house that was inherited by Jane Austen’s brother. Sandy is also a novelist (under the name Ava Farmer). She is in Australia for the first time and will be speaking about the establishment of the library, its collections and its future. Members of the Art Gallery Society and of the Jane Austen Society of Australia are invited to this very special event.
10am Coffee, Yiribana Foyer
10.30am Talk, Domain Theatre
Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
In this inspiring practical workshop, Andrew Totman will introduce you to basic printmaking techniques and processes. Using a printing press and a variety of materials, you will create your own traditional prints.
This workshop is designed for beginners.
Duration 6 hours
Aboriginal art guided tourA guided introduction to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander collection
Collection highlights tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection
Asian art guided tourA guided introduction to art from China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia
Australian collection guided tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection
Art After Hours Film
Dir: Michael Curtiz 1942 (US)
102 mins 35mm B&W Rated PG
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Made while the world was engulfed in the horrors of World War II, Casablanca is considered one of the great romances in movie history. Thousands of movie-goers empathised with the war-torn lovers, forced apart by patriotic duty, which underpinned the compelling moral conflict of the film. Ilsa (Bergman) loves her resistance leader husband, Victor, and wants to be faithful to him. But, in order to obtain exit visas for them both, she is faced with the obligation to seduce Rick (Bogart). The film is blessed with a splendid expatriate cast and crew and is the pinnacle of the cosmopolitan talent that Hollywood amassed during this period.
Sydney-based Andrews was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1962 and grew up in Melbourne. He is the author of two books of poems: Cut lunch (Indigo, 2002) and Lime green chair (Waywiser, 2012). He has translated books of fiction by Latin American authors, including Roberto Bolaño’s By night in Chile (Harvill/New Directions, 2003) and César Aira’s Varamo (New Directions/Giramondo, 2012), and received the Vallé-Inclan Prize for Literary Translation from Spanish (British Society of Authors, 2005). He teaches at the University of Western Sydney.
Duration 2 hours
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills