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  • Not only for fairies: Andy Warhol's books

    The young Andy Warhol made books for pleasure as well as self-promotion, helping him make his name as one of the most talented illustrators of his day.

    6 days, 3 hours ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Operation Art in its 19th year at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

    The Gallery is celebrating its 19th year of hosting Operation Art, an annual exhibition of children’s art from schools throughout NSW.

    6 days, 7 hours ago, by Anastasia Churchill

  • Ben Quilty etching to say thanks

    Artist Ben Quilty has created a poignant etching, which the Gallery's Foundation has published as a limited-edition print and presented to long-term supporters as a gesture of thanks.

    2 weeks, 2 days ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Digital natives in a post-analog world

    Next year, the last group of students born before the year 2000 will leave high school. Realising this, it comes as little surprise that many current students have no lived experience of making images using film cameras. Much less do they know what it’s like in a darkroom. So how do you teach students the history and theory of the photographic medium?

    3 weeks, 5 days ago, by Miranda Samuels

  • Who's that artist in the window?

    Before pop, Andy Warhol created window displays for some of New York’s leading stores. He wasn't alone. As he once recalled, ‘Everybody… was doing window decoration.’

    1 month, 1 week ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Vale Sydney Ball

    Sydney Ball – Australian painter, draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker - has died at the age of 83.

    1 month, 2 weeks ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Meet the admen

    In the 1950s, before pop art and celebrity, Andy Warhol was an adman, working as a commercial illustrator in New York’s advertising industry.

    1 month, 3 weeks ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Asian new waves

    Having embraced cinema with enthusiasm, Iran, China and Taiwan have produced some of the most vital film industries in the world. The Gallery's latest film series registers the climate of 25 years of filmmaking in those countries.

    2 months, 3 weeks ago, by Robert Herbert

  • Nude encounters

    When you come to see 'Nude: art from the Tate collection', you’ll encounter some works in the show that aren’t, in fact, from the Tate.

    3 months ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • It’s one hell of a story

    It may be one of the world’s greatest representations of erotic love but Auguste Rodin’s ‘The kiss’ began life in hell.

    3 months, 1 week ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Vale James Fairfax

    A great Australian philanthropist, James Fairfax transformed the Art Gallery of NSW collection through his generosity and commitment.

    3 months, 1 week ago, by Jane Wynter

  • If you leave me, can I come too?

    There are a couple of couples in 'Nude: art from the Tate collection' that are startlingly alone, speaking to us about their prior relationship with another who has gone.

    3 months, 2 weeks ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Just the two of us

    The lovers Paola and Francesca, stars of the Auguste Rodin’s 'The kiss', may be the celebrity couple in 'Nude: art from the Tate collection', but there are a number of other couples in the exhibition – both fictional and real – I’d like to introduce you to.

    4 months ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Dr Ever-Hard’s dirty little book

    As a state gallery, it can be difficult to negotiate the shifting boundaries between what is considered challenging, provocative, offensive and obscene. The general public often has different ideas about these things to those working in the arts.

    4 months, 1 week ago, by Steven Miller

  • A recipe for art

    I think there’s a special level of hell reserved for colleagues who send around gorgeous photos of home-cooked food at half past ten on a Monday morning. It’s probably got lovely ambience, really good table service and smells amazing.

    4 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • The journey of 'The kiss' part 2

    Rejected, neglected, forced to live with horses and covered by a tarpaulin, 'The kiss' was slow in taking its rightful place as a modernist masterpiece.

    5 months ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • The journey of 'The kiss'

    When we think about the world’s greatest sculptures, Auguste Rodin’s glorious 'The kiss' is right up there: in fact, it often tops the pops of favourite sculptures internationally. The trouble is, we have to travel halfway round the globe to see it. But not this summer...

    5 months, 3 weeks ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Restoring a Ramsay

    A recent conservation project has brought an important Australian painting - Hugh Ramsay’s 'The foil' 1901 - back to life.

    6 months, 3 weeks ago, by Céline de Courlon

  • Drawing stories

    When I was a kid I was notorious for disappearing for hours to read. I am grateful for those adults that indulged my anti-social tendencies as a child, leaving me be to inhabit the world of literature and learn my first lessons in drawing stories.

    8 months, 4 weeks ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Who's who at this year's Archie

    From the first timers to those you'll encounter more than once in the exhibition, here's an introduction to some of the artists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016 and their choice of sitters.

    9 months ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Sisters are doing it for themselves

    Women artists have scooped the pool in this year's competition, taking out the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes as well as the Trustees Watercolour Prize and the Packing Room Prize - and all are first-time finalists.

    9 months, 1 week ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

    For the first time, a major body of work by Georgia O’Keeffe is coming to Australia. A ground-breaking exhibition will showcase the iconic art of one of the most significant American painters of the 20th century, alongside masterpieces by celebrated and pioneering Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

    10 months, 1 week ago, by Denise Mimmocchi

  • So bright, so beautiful...Ah, Precious

    I’m a big fan of shiny things. Nothing brings me joy like sparkly stuff, and I love to wear a fair amount of bling. That is why I was hovering like Gollum over a display case in the Gallery Shop.

    10 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett

  • Written with the body

    No practice. No rubbing out. And don’t spill anything. These were some of the challenges artist Liang Xiao Ping faced recently when writing calligraphy in acrylic and Chinese ink across an 11-metre length of stretched canvas in the Art Gallery of NSW.

    11 months, 2 weeks ago, by John Saxby

  • They come alive at night

    The Gallery has recently acquired a series of photographs by Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura which fulfils the fantastical notion that objects in a museum come alive at night.

    11 months, 3 weeks ago, by Isobel Parker Philip