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Beyond words
calligraphic traditions of Asia

27 Aug 2016 – Apr 2017

Explore 1000 years of the beauty, power and spirit of calligraphy in Asian art, with works in different mediums from the ancient to the contemporary.

Housing a collection
the Gallery and the Garden Palace

Tue–Sat only 30 Aug – 14 Oct 2016

Research library and archive

Special hours

Discover the Gallery’s historic connections with the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 and the Garden Palace.

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.

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 Matisse 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.

Yes yes yes yes
graphics from the 1960s and 1970s

22 Dec 2016 – 19 Feb 2017

Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s.