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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 2018

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


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