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Sunday 4 May 2014

EXHIBITIONS

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.

ARTEXPRESS 2014

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.

Afghanistan
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.

Brett Whiteley
nature

Fri–Sun only 4 Oct 2013 – 18 May 2014

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Whiteley redefined the way we see the Australian landscape, becoming one of our most celebrated 20th-century painters with his interpretations and moods of the countryside.

Forcefields

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
Rally

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.

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.