Vale John Schaeffer AO
It is with deep regret that the Gallery notes the death of John Schaeffer AO, benefactor, former Gallery and Foundation trustee, knowledgeable and passionate art collector and a galvanising force in the appreciation of Victorian-era art.
3 weeks, 3 days ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Vale Peter Weiss AO
The Art Gallery of NSW has paid tribute to one of its longest-standing patrons, Peter Weiss AO. The renowned businessman and arts philanthropist was among the first supporters of the Gallery’s Foundation and was appointed a Life Governor of the Gallery in recognition of his generosity.
2 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
As we welcome visitors into the Gallery's vestibule for the first time in ten weeks, we also mark the passing of Christo, the artist who wrapped this space so memorably in 1990 – as he did, famously, the cliffs of Sydney's Little Bay in 1969 for the first Kaldor Public Art Project.
2 months, 1 week ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Restored and revived
Creating a Yao ceremonial painting takes about two months and is governed by strict rules of conduct. Conserving nine of these fragile works was an intricate process that took six months to complete.
8 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Saving art from obsolescence
Anyone who has ever encountered a corrupted hard drive, or been unable to open an old document, will already be familiar with the fragility of digital material. For the Gallery, this raises a whole range of issues for the artworks and other objects in our care.
9 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Vale Edmund Capon AM OBE
It is with immense sadness that we note the death of Edmund Capon AM OBE, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1978 to 2011.
1 year, 4 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
When Violet painted Margaret Alice
On International Women's Day, 8 March, we'd like to introduce you to a new painting at the Gallery - a unique portrait from 1900 of tennis-playing Margaret Alice by Australian artist Violet Teague.
2 years, 5 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Vale Ray Hughes
Legendary art dealer and gallery owner Ray Hughes has died at the age of 72.
2 years, 7 months ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog