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Reveals Brett Whiteley as an artist who uses all manner of styles, movements and other influences – from surrealism via Duchamp to pop art as well as contemporary events and his own life.

The photograph and Australia

until 8 Jun 2015

Tracing the evolution of the medium and its many uses from the 1840s until today, this major exhibition investigates the role that photography has played in shaping our view of Australia and Australians.


until 5 Jul 2015

An exhibition of photographs of women by women, from the Gallery’s collection, including works by Anne Zahalka, Miwa Yanagi, Yvonne Todd and Rosemary Laing.

Go East
The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection

until 26 Jul 2015

A rare opportunity to view significant contemporary Asian artworks from the private collection of Australian philanthropists Gene and Brian Sherman.

through the Asian collections

until 4 Oct 2015

In a major refresh of our Asian galleries, this exhibition brings old and new together in a series of dynamic conversations.

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.

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.