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A small selection of works from this year’s scholarship winner and finalists.

Rosemary Laing

until 20 Sep 2015

One of the most influential artists of her generation, Rosemary Laing has a sustained interest in the nature of place and landscape, and the relationship between technology, labour, time and speed.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Hidden war

Tue–Sat only until 2 Oct 2015

Research library and archive

Special hours

Uncovers rarely seen material from the Gallery’s archive to present stories of artists Cecil Bostock, Weaver Hawkins and Dora Ohlfsen from World War I.

Jitish Kallat
Public notice 2

until 5 Oct 2015

An installation by Indian artist Jitish Kallat, as part of Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection.

Mad through the darkness
Australian artists and the Great War

until 11 Oct 2015

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, this exhibition from the Gallery’s collection explores how Australian artists responded to World War I.

Julia Margaret Cameron
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

until 25 Oct 2015

A pioneer of photographic portraiture, Julia Margaret Cameron remains one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century.

Matisse and the moderns

until 25 Oct 2015

The debut presentation of an important new acquisition – Jazz by Henri Matisse – alongside works by other major European modernist artists in the Gallery’s collection.

Our spirits lie in the water

until 1 Nov 2015

Drawn from across the country and from the 1930s to the present, these works from the Gallery’s collection give evidence to the complex knowledge Indigenous Australians have of water and its myriad forms.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

until 1 Nov 2015

Celebrating the 40-year career of leading Aboriginal painter Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, a founder of the Papunya Tula Artists.

See you at the barricades

until 29 Nov 2015

Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition explores the complex relationship between protest and art.

Brett Whiteley
sculptures and ceramics

Fri–Sun only until 6 Dec 2015

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

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

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.