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 2016Research library and archive
Discover the Gallery’s historic connections with the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 and the Garden Palace.
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.
Fri–Sun only 23 Sep – 30 Oct 2016Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
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.