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of fire and water

4 Jun – Nov 2016

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases prints and paintings from the community of Yuendumu, most of which refer to the elements of fire or water or both.

Sentient lands

4 Jun 2016 – 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition considers the diversity of ancestors who inhabit and enliven country and the complex, ongoing attachments to country held by Aboriginal people.

Eko Nugroho
Lot lost

25 Jun 2016 – 2017

With its distinctive fusion of styles and influences, the art of this acclaimed Indonesian artist defies categorisation.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

25 Jun – 9 Oct 2016

Masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art, drawn from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Close to home
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016

30 Jul – 11 Dec 2016

This exhibition features six contemporary Australian artists for whom drawing is a central part of their practice and whose work engages with narrative, memory and experience.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
One hundred aspects of the moon

20 Aug – 20 Nov 2016

This masterpiece of Japanese printmaking, consisting of 100 individual prints, showcases the skill and imagination that have secured Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’s place in art history.

Beyond words
calligraphic traditions of Asia

27 Aug 2016 – Apr 2017

Highlights the importance of Asian calligraphy as art and in art and the diversity of calligraphic traditions, with works in different mediums from the ancient to the contemporary.

New matter
recent forms of photography

10 Sep 2016 – Feb 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition features recent work by Australian and international photographers who interrogate the limits of photographic representation.

A small selection of works from this year’s scholarship winner and finalists.

art from the Tate collection

5 Nov 2016 – 5 Feb 2017

Over 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Mattise and Louise Bourgeois.

Art from Milingimbi
taking memories back

12 Nov 2016 – Jan 2017

Showcases works from the Gallery’s Aboriginal art collection by Binyinyuwuy, Lipundja and Djawa and other artists from the small island of Milingimbi in central Arnhem Land.