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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 13 Mar 2016

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

From figurative painting to video installation and architectural invention, this exhibition showcases a diverse range of media and presents a cross-section of contemporary approaches to artmaking.

When silence falls

until 1 May 2016

Works from artists across the globe who give voice to those silenced by often unacknowledged events, such as massacres, ethnic cleansing, cultural displacement and political force.

Brett Whiteley
other places

Fri–Sun only until 8 May 2016

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Brett Whiteley travelled extensively throughout his life, setting down his experiences in charcoal, photographs and paint – a visual diary of Paris, New York, Tokyo and Tangier.

photography and the impressionable image

until 18 May 2016

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, the photographs in this exhibition feature representational forms that have been produced by the direct contact between subject and material – whether fabric, plaster or wax.


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.