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

Housing a collection
the Gallery and the Garden Palace

Tue–Sat only until 14 Oct 2016

Research library and archive

Special hours

Discover the Gallery’s historic connections with the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 and the Garden Palace.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

until 23 Oct 2016

Masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art, drawn from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman.

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

Brett Whiteley
tributes

Fri–Sun only until 13 Nov 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.

Art of parts
collage and assemblage from the collection

until 13 Nov 2016

With works by Robert Klippel, James Gleeson and Rosalie Gascoigne among others, this exhibition presents some of the key pioneers of collage and assemblage in Australia as well as more recent practitioners.

Yoshitoshi
One hundred aspects of the moon

until 20 Nov 2016

This masterpiece of Japanese printmaking, consisting of 100 individual prints, showcases the skill and imagination that have secured Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’s place in art history.

Close to home
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016

until 11 Dec 2016

This exhibition features six contemporary Australian artists for whom drawing is a central part of their practice and whose work engages with narrative, memory and experience.

Does the art of our time still offer signs and symbols to live by? From Colin McCahon to Cy Twombly, the artists in this exhibition all respond to this question in different ways.

Yuendumu
of fire and water

until Jan 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases prints and paintings from the community of Yuendumu, most of which refer to the elements of fire or water or both.

Eko Nugroho
Lot lost

until Jan 2017

With its distinctive fusion of styles and influences, the art of this acclaimed Indonesian artist defies categorisation.

Manifesto

until Jan 2017

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.

New matter
recent forms of photography

until Feb 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition features recent work by Australian and international photographers who expand the limits of photographic representation.

Beyond words
calligraphic traditions of Asia

until Apr 2017

Explore 1000 years of the beauty, power and spirit of calligraphy in Asian art, with works in different mediums from the ancient to the contemporary.

Sentient lands

until Oct 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition considers the diversity of ancestors who inhabit and enliven country and the complex, ongoing attachments to country held by Aboriginal people.