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20th Biennale of Sydney
The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed

until 5 Jun 2016

The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s much-anticipated major contemporary art event. This latest edition focuses on how the common distinction between the virtual and the physical has become ever more elusive.

Landscapes of pleasure
from Monet to Hockney

until 10 Jul 2016

From western France as seen by Claude Monet through to David Hockney’s Yorkshire, these paintings from the Gallery’s collection offer a journey through what critic Robert Hughes called ‘the landscape of pleasure’.

Tang 唐
treasures from the Silk Road capital

until 10 Jul 2016

Discover the golden age of China with treasures of gold, silver and glass, as well as ceramics, sculptures and mural paintings from the Tang Empire.

Brett Whiteley

Fri–Sun only until 28 Aug 2016

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

In mono-prints, drawings and paintings, Brett Whiteley paid tribute to Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Dylan and Arthur Rimbaud as subject and inspiration.

Tracey Moffatt
Laudanum and other works

until 4 Sep 2016

Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most influential artists and the Gallery has a substantial collection of her work, including the photographic series Laudanum and Plantation and the montage videos Love and Other.

From figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention, this exhibition showcases a diverse range of media and presents a cross-section of contemporary approaches to artmaking.


until 13 Nov 2016

In this video installation, German artist Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era.