Sunday 10 March 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.
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
Duration 5 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: Howard Hawkes 1953 (US)
91 mins 35mm Colour Rated PG
Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell
Hawkes’ Hollywood musical/comedy film is an adaptation of Anita Loos’ 1925 satirical novel and stage hit. Alive with the effervescent Technicolor of the post-war boom, it is a 'buddy film’ featuring characters from the 'wrong side of the tracks’ on the hunt for love. Monroe and Russell play gold-digging cabaret artistes on a transaltlantic voyage, who come into contact with their social superiors. Sexual and class stereotyping generates a series of hilarious embarrassments, which ensure the film’s hilarity. In her book on women’s humour and American culture, Nancy A Walker defines a humorist as someone who is at 'odds with the publicly espoused values of the culture, overturning its sacred cows’. The satire in Loos’ book could not be exactly matched in the film adaptation, but lends a subversive edge. The underlying theme is the solidarity of the central characters, Lorelei and Dorothy, in their disregard for social norms at a time when conformity and conservatism were ubiquitous. Archival print courtesy 20th Century Fox.
Auslan For kids Performance
Interactive, imaginative, explorative, improvisational storytelling with Open Stage Productions. Performed by Daniel Cordeaux and Monique Dykstra.
30 June performance is Auslan interpreted
Duration 30 minutes