Fri–Sun only 13 May – 28 Aug 2016Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
In mono-prints, drawings and paintings, Brett Whiteley paid tribute to Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Dylan and Arthur Rimbaud as subject and inspiration.
Laudanum and other works
25 May – 4 Sep 2016
Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most influential artists and the Gallery has a substantial collection of her work, including the photographic series Laudanum and Plantation and the montage videos Love and Other.
28 May – 13 Nov 2016
In this video installation, German artist Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era.
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.
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.
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.
16 Jul – 9 Oct 2016
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri–Sun only 23 Sep – 30 Oct 2016Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
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.
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.