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25 Apr – 5 Jul 2015

An exhibition of photographs of women by women, from the Gallery’s collection, including works by Miwa Yanagi, Yvonne Todd and Anne Zahalka, among others.

Mad through the darkness
Australian artists and the Great War

25 Apr – 11 Oct 2015

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, this exhibition from the Gallery’s collection explores how Australian artists responded to World War I.

Matisse and the moderns

25 Apr – 25 Oct 2015

The debut presentation of an important new acquisition – Jazz by Henri Matisse – alongside works by other major European modernist artists in the Gallery’s collection.

Go east
Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection

14 May – 26 Jul 2015

Showcases Australian philanthropists Gene and Brian Sherman’s collection of contemporary Asian art, including artists from the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Tibet, Thailand, Vietnam, China and India.


30 May 2015 – 29 May 2016

Celebrates the playful and dynamic ways in which modern artists have used colour, from Roy de Maistre’s pioneering colour wheels to the vibrant sculptural 'Splotches’ of Sol LeWitt.

A diverse range of work by collaborative duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Paul Chan, Michael Landy, Ugo Rondinone, Wilhelm Sasnal and Daniel von Sturmer, from figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention.

See you at the barricades

30 May – 29 Nov 2015

Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition explores the complex relationship between protest and art.

Hidden war

Tue–Sat only 23 Jun – 1 Aug 2015

Research library and archive

Special hours

Uncovers rarely seen material from the Gallery’s archive to present stories of artists Cecil Bostock, Weaver Hawkins and Dora Ohlfsen from World War I.

Rosemary Laing

11 Jul – 20 Sep 2015

One of the most influential artists of her generation, Rosemary Laing has a sustained interest in the nature of place and landscape, and the relationship between technology, labour, time and speed.

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

Julia Margaret Cameron
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

14 Aug – 25 Oct 2015

Celebrates the rich career of one of photography’s great portraitists, Julia Margaret Cameron.

The Greats
masterpieces of Western art from the National Galleries of Scotland

24 Oct 2015 – 8 Feb 2016

Tracing the development of Western painting over five centuries from the Renaissance to Impressionism, this exhibition presents the most important collection of European old master paintings ever to be seen in Australia.