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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.

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Cillian, 8 years old, 'Many different versions of me'. Cillian said 'I made this artwork because I wondered what it would be like to have more than one fantasy character.'
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.

 
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How to make a collage portrait with Deborah Kelly

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

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Sugimoto Hiroshi, 'Bass Strait, Table Cape', 1997. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1997 © Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
Still

Sometimes, when things are hard – when the mind and heart are racing faster than they should – art can be a place to find respite.

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Delta Goodrem - 'Keep Climbing'

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

#TogetherInArtPerformance #MuseumFromHome

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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.

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Roy de Maistre, 'Still life', circa 1922. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1922 © Caroline de Mestre Walker
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.

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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.

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Peter Peryer, 'Thea's Hand', 1997. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 1998 © Peter Peryer
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.

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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.

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Dorrit Black

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.

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Kathy Temin, 'Troubled Times', 1999. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the Moët & Chandon Australian Art Foundation Collection 2000 © Kathy Temin. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Emerge from your iso chrysalides, anti-social butterflies

As restrictions on being in the presence of another human being are tentatively relaxed, are you feeling like a startled hermit crab reluctant to emerge from your shell? This Together In Art Pocket Exhibition has got you covered.

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