Welcome to Together In Art
Join us as we affirm the power of art to connect people through a new online project that opens the Gallery to the world and welcomes in artists, performers, and audiences.
At a deeply challenging time for the arts in Australia, Together In Art is working with artists, performers, educators and our community partners to create meaningful art encounters that offer daily inspiration. From our home on Gadigal land, to your home wherever it may be, we’ll be bringing you new commissions, pocket exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours, soul-stirring performances, art classes with some of Australia’s great artists, deep dives into the riches of our collection, and much more.
Let’s stand #TogetherInArt, even though we’re physically apart, and find our way through this crisis.
This week, we celebrate some of the most vital voices in art – those of young artists and creators. They bring innovative perspectives that open minds to new artistic possibilities, give thought-provoking criticisms that challenge the world to be better, and expand the ways that art can connect us all.
Kicking us off is the Gallery’s Youth Collective, a group of 16-25-year-old art aficionados whose regular event series of workshops, performances and artist talks has been on hold since lockdown.
Here, they come together from Gadigal, Darug, Ku-ring-gai and Bidjigal Country in a #PassThePaperChallenge, to show how they’re staying connected and answer the crucial question – Why art?
With thanks to Presenting partner of the AGNSW Youth Collective Macquarie University
The 'Inner Worlds' of Together In Art Kids
For the Together In Art Kids project, artist Del Kathryn Barton showed us her inner world and asked you to create yours. We were delighted to see all of your artworks and are really glad we can show every one of them in our special web exhibition at www.togetherinart.org/kids.
Transform the faces of family and friends in spectacular style with artist Deborah Kelly! In this art lesson from Yuin Country, she demonstrates inspirations and techniques for collage art, making portraits with magical modifications from flowers, insects, animals and more.
With thanks to our supporters
Next Generation Philanthropic Partner Atelier | Leadership Partner Aqualand | Media Partner SMH
Cinematography and sound by Su Goldfish #TogetherInArtMaking #MuseumFromHome
Sometimes, when things are hard – when the mind and heart are racing faster than they should – art can be a place to find respite.
Wander the Art Gallery of New South Wales to the soaring song of Australia’s Delta Goodrem, who performs her new song ‘Keep Climbing’ amidst the epic artworks and classic architecture of the Grand Courts.
Filmed on Gadigal Country
With thanks to our supporters
Presenting Partner EY | Media Partner JCDecaux
An art of touch and tending
If you’ve visited us over the years, you may have been greeted by banksias, paper daisies, birds of paradise and palm fronds. These vibrant ikebana arrangements were created by the Gallery’s inaugural curator of film, the late Robert Herbert.Continue Reading
A welcome bouquet
Until our Gallery doors reopen on 1 June, here is a virtual welcome from artists in our collection who explore the beauty, mystery and symbolism of flowers.
Be my guide
To celebrate National Volunteer Week and the Gallery's reopening on 1 June, our volunteer guides imagine nine very different visitors, each with a different hope for their Gallery visit, and tell us which artwork they would share with each of those viewers.Continue Reading
The matter at hand
As this Together In Art Pocket Exhibition reveals, hands do much more than pass on pathogens. They shape the way we move through the world – the way we socialise, the way we communicate and caress.
Scenes from the family album
As we count down the days to 1 June when the doors reopen, we're celebrating the people who have kept the Gallery ticking during the COVID-19 closure. Find out about their favourite place in the building and their favourite collection artwork.Continue Reading
What’s in the box? Find out in this Together In Art series, which reveals treasures from behind the scenes of our temporarily closed museum. In this video, assistant curator of Australian art Hannah Hutchison offers a close look at the dynamic prints, drawings and printing blocks of pioneering Australian woman modernist Dorrit Black (1891-1951), whose experiments with the new medium of linocut still emanate optimism and energy. Discover how Black discovered her vision, created her prints, and brought her modern vision from Europe back to Australia.