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Our spirits lie in the water

15 Nov 2014 – 17 May 2015

Drawn from across the country and from the 1930s to the present, these works from the Gallery’s collection give evidence to the complex knowledge Indigenous Australians have of water and its myriad forms.

Drawing out
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014

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.


12 Feb – 19 Apr 2015

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2014.

The photograph and Australia

21 Mar – 8 Jun 2015

Bringing together hundreds of photographs from over 35 lenders, this major exhibition reflects an evolving image of Australia from the 1840s onwards.

Mad through the darkness
Australian artists and the Great War

25 Apr – 9 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.

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