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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

  • 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.

    3 years, 9 months ago, by Robert Herbert

  • Bringing sound to silence

    Made in the early 1930s, on the cusp of the sound era, 'Misère au Borinage' is considered one of the most significant works of early political cinema, but screening it posed a particular challenge to the Gallery, which saw us creating a voice-over and musical soundtrack to accompany this silent classic.

    5 years, 3 months ago, by Robert Herbert

  • From first contact to cannibal tours: PNG on film

    The people of Papua New Guinea's highlands were unknown to the outside world until 1930, when Australian gold prospectors revealed vast populations living in the mountainous interior. Soon the region became a magnet for anthropologists, missionaries, tribal art enthusiasts... and filmmakers.

    6 years, 5 months ago, by Robert Herbert

  • Class, crims, sex and Soho

    Trampling taboos in post-war London

    8 years ago, by Robert Herbert

Robert Herbert
Curator, film (until June 2017)

Robert Herbert programmed regular screenings of feature films and documentaries at the Art Gallery of NSW. The film program is designed to present cinema alongside the other art forms traditionally represented at the Gallery and explores themes and ideas drawn from the Gallery's major exhibitions.