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The connoisseur and the philanthropist
30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art

until 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.

ARTEXPRESS 2014

until 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.

Brett Whiteley
nature

Fri–Sun only until 18 May 2014

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Whiteley redefined the way we see the Australian landscape, becoming one of our most celebrated 20th-century painters with his interpretations and moods of the countryside.

Looks at 16 photographers from the 1960s to the 2000s to consider their various approaches to the depiction of modern Australian life.

Khadim Ali
The haunted lotus

until 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.

Explores the extraordinary landscape paintings of central Australia by Aboriginal artists in the Gallery’s collection.

19th Biennale of Sydney
You Imagine What You Desire

until 9 Jun 2014

Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world.

Afghanistan
hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

until 15 Jun 2014

Over 1.7 million people worldwide have seen this incredible story of courage involving priceless ancient artefacts which have survived war, looting and a Taliban decree to destroy all images.

In the flesh
Picasso, Bacon, Freud, Soutine

until 22 Jun 2014

Six remarkable paintings from the Lewis Collection, produced by four of the most audacious figurative painters of the past century.

Forcefields

until 22 Jun 2014

Eleven vibrant abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection

Sol LeWitt
Your mind is exactly at that line

until 3 Aug 2014

Showcases 40 years of work from a pioneer of conceptual art and one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

Nike Savvas
Rally

until 14 Sep 2014

Renowned for her physically immersive and optically dazzling installations, Sydney artist Nike Savvas energises the Gallery’s 'main street’ with a newly commissioned installation.