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  • Vale Charles Blackman

    Vale Charles Blackman, one of the most celebrated Australian figurative artists of the 20th century.

    1 month ago, by Anne Ryan

  • 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.

    1 year, 5 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Vale Sydney Ball

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

    1 year, 6 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • 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.

    2 years, 1 month ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Judy Cassab remembered

    Artist Judy Cassab AO CBE (1920-2015) left an indelible mark on the story of Australian art, which was remembered at a memorial event held on 11 February at the Gallery. Among the speakers were The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court, whose speech we've reproduced.

    2 years, 7 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Art on the farm

    Witnessing the landscape around Walcha with local artist Ross Laurie proved a revelation in many unexpected ways.

    3 years, 10 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Drawing in the Dandenongs

    A visit to the artist's farm and studio brings an even greater respect for the ambition and persistence needed by Mary Tonkin to make her extraordinary 14-metre-long charcoal drawing.

    3 years, 10 months ago, by Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan
Curator, Australian prints, drawings and watercolours