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Tuesday 15 April 2014


19th Biennale of Sydney
You Imagine What You Desire

21 Mar – 9 Jun 2014

Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world.


12 Mar – 11 May 2014

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2013.

hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

7 Mar – 15 Jun 2014

Over 1.7 million people worldwide have seen this incredible story of courage involving priceless ancient artefacts which have survived war, looting and a Taliban decree to destroy all images.

Australian vernacular photography

8 Feb – 18 May 2014

Looks at 16 photographers from the 1960s to the 2000s to consider their various approaches to the depiction of modern Australian life.


28 Feb – 29 Sep 2014

Eleven vibrant abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection

In the flesh
Picasso, Bacon, Freud, Soutine

12 Apr – 22 Jun 2014

Six remarkable paintings from the Lewis Collection, produced by four of the most audacious figurative painters of the past century.

Khadim Ali
The haunted lotus

6 Mar – 1 Jun 2014

Considers familial ties, the Hazara people and culture, and the emergence of a lawless society in Afghanistan, as well as the construction of morality and ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism.

Nike Savvas

18 Mar – 21 Sep 2014

Renowned for her physically immersive and optically dazzling installations, Sydney artist Nike Savvas energises the Gallery’s 'main street’ with a newly commissioned installation.

Sol LeWitt
Your mind is exactly at that line

20 Feb – 3 Aug 2014

Showcases 40 years of work from a pioneer of conceptual art and one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

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 connoisseur and the philanthropist
30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art

31 Jan – 27 Apr 2014

Ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings from the Gallery’s collection, acquired through the generosity of benefactors Edward and Goldie Sternberg and their friends.

The hills beyond Hermannsburg

22 Mar – 2 Jun 2014

Explores the extraordinary landscape paintings of central Australia by Aboriginal artists in the Gallery’s collection.