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jpg Hear actor Felix Gentle recite the poetry that inspired John Olsen

jpg Open until 10pm Wednesdays

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Experience poetry and painting in harmony as you hear some of the verse that inspired John Olsen while viewing his lyrical paintings. Antiquarian bookseller Nicholas Pounder, a friend of John’s, discusses his and John’s shared appreciation of poetry and literature, and the poetic references and metaphors throughout John’s work. Afterwards The National artist Raquel Ormella presents a performance lecture about the trade of native birds in Yogyakarta’s caged pet market.

31 May 2017

Exhibitions

David Stephenson
human landscapes

15 Apr – 23 Jul 2017

Glorious
earthly pleasures and heavenly realms

until 2019

John Olsen
the you beaut country

10 Mar – 12 Jun 2017

Memory and belonging
the archive of Katthy Cavaliere

28 Mar – 9 Jun 2017

Our lands

21 Jan – 18 Jun 2017

Primary structures and speculative forms

15 Oct 2016 – 6 Aug 2017

Sentient lands

4 Jun 2016 – 8 Oct 2017

The National 2017
new Australian art

30 Mar – 16 Jul 2017

On Wednesdays the Gallery stays open late for Art After Hours*


Displays until 10pm


Cafe until 9.30pm


Restaurant until 9pm


Gallery Shop until 9pm


Members lounge until 9pm


Library and archive until 6.30pm


*Except 20, 27 December 2017 and 3 January 2018. Library also closed 20 December – 31 January.


Courtesy bus runs every 15 mins from 7pm until closing from the Gallery to surrounding car parks and Martin Place

Macquare University and Art Gallery of New South Wales Society