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Brett Whiteley
sculptures and ceramics

Fri–Sun only until 6 Dec 2015

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

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Employing a diversity of materials, Brett Whiteley created startlingly expressive three-dimensional works largely inspired by his love of nature and its animate forms.

James Gleeson centenary
works from the collection

until Jan 2016

Celebrates the remarkable legacy of James Gleeson (1915–2008), who is renowned as Australia’s foremost surrealist painter and poet.

Body parts

until 31 Jan 2016

A selection of works by Australian and international artists that focus on photography’s ability to communicate the extent of the body both physically and metaphorically.

The Greats
masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

until 14 Feb 2016

Experience the grandeur of masterpieces by some of the greatest names in European art including Botticelli, Leonardo, Cézanne, El Greco, Gauguin and Monet.

following in the footsteps of our ancestors

until 21 Feb 2016

Celebrates the Aboriginal culture of south-east Australia by exploring one particular strand of Koori art practice – the use of line by male artists.

through the Asian collections

until 28 Feb 2016

This exhibition, now in its second stage, continues to bring old and new together in a series of dynamic conversations.

A diverse range of work by collaborative duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Paul Chan, Michael Landy, Ugo Rondinone, Wilhelm Sasnal and Daniel von Sturmer, from figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention.


until 29 May 2016

Celebrates the playful and dynamic ways in which modern artists have used colour, from Roy de Maistre’s pioneering colour wheels to the vibrant sculptural 'Splotches’ of Sol LeWitt.

highlights from the European collection

until 10 Jul 2016

Places major European paintings from the Gallery’s collection in dialogue with a changing selection of artworks from our rich holdings of modern prints, drawings and photographs.