12 Dec 2013 – 23 Feb 2014
Vibrant crayon drawings, produced by senior ceremonial leaders at Yirrkala in Arhnem Land in 1946-47, are displayed for the first time alongside the work of their descendants in this important exhibition.
Connoisseur and philanthropist
30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art
31 Jan – 27 Apr 2014
Ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings from the Gallery’s collection, acquired through the generosity of benefactors Edward and Goldie Sternberg and their friends.
This is so contemporary
6 Feb – 23 Feb 2014
Tino Sehgal is known for his innovative works that consist purely of live encounters between people in museums. This 29th Kaldor Public Art Project is presented in association with the Art Gallery of NSW.
Your mind is exactly at that line
20 Feb – 3 Aug 2014
Sculptures, works on paper and wall drawings from a pioneer of conceptual art and one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.
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.
hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
7 Mar – 15 Jun 2014
A rare opportunity to discover the surprising, untold story and rich culture of Afghanistan through more than 230 priceless treasures, some thousands of years old.
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.
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.
Cartoons for Joseph Selleny
22 May – 10 Aug 2014
Recalls the remarkable stay of the Austrian imperial frigate Novara that sailed to Sydney in late 1858, in a series of large-scale drawings alongside texts, letters and an artist book.
Fri–Sun only 23 May – 28 Sep 2014Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Portraiture for Whiteley was an insight into the psychology of the human condition. This exhibition includes some of his acclaimed self-portraits as well as his most ambitious portrait project.
Plumes and pearlshells
art of the New Guinea Highlands
30 May – 10 Aug 2014
Highlights from the Gallery’s collection of exquisitely constructed headdresses, arm- and leg-bands, ear- and nose-rings and necklaces as well as other superb pieces used in rituals, for war and in everyday life.
Shock and awe
12 Jun – 21 Aug 2014
Tony Garifalakis is an artist whose work investigates political, social and religious systems of belief while questioning mechanisms of surveillance, compliance and control.
Theatre of dreams, theatre of play
nō and kyōgen in Japan
14 Jun – 14 Sep 2014
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Featuring 170 works – including masks, costumes, paintings, musical instruments and books – from the collection of the National Noh Theatre, Tokyo and the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan.
The lost prince and the winter queen
royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London
3 Jul – 28 Sep 2014
Two exceptional 17th-century portraits of royals Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales and Elizabeth of Bohemia, children of James I, by the remarkable Jacobean portrait painter Robert Peake the Elder.
19 Jul – 28 Sep 2014
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
28 Aug – 2 Nov 2014
The story of the graphic arts in Europe over centuries is revealed through outstanding works by leading masters such as Mantegna, Dürer, Rembrandt, Watteau, Blake, Manet and Whistler.
15 Nov – 29 Nov 2014
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A series of video performance-lectures that explores how cultural objects (including artworks) shape our experience of time.
21 Nov 2014 – 26 Jan 2015
This first in a series of curated exhibitions on Australian drawing features Australian artists for whom drawing is central to their practice and who work in and from the landscape.