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.
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.
Fri–Sun only until 18 May 2014Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
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.
until 18 May 2014
Looks at 16 photographers from the 1960s to the 2000s to consider their various approaches to the depiction of modern Australian life.
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.
until 8 Jun 2014
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.
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.
until 22 Jun 2014
Eleven vibrant abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection
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.
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.