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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 expand the limits of photographic representation.

Art of parts
collage and assemblage from the collection

17 Sep – 13 Nov 2016

With works by Robert Klippel, James Gleeson and Rosalie Gascoigne among others, this exhibition presents some of the key pioneers of collage and assemblage in Australia as well as more recent practitioners.

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

Nude
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.