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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

  • A light in dark times

    As Jewish people celebrate the festival of Passover, we remember artist Judy Cassab's personal story through deeply moving items from her archive and look to the flicker of light in her art to kindle hope in dark times.

    6 months, 1 week ago, by Steven Miller

  • Bodhisattvas of Compassion

    Bodhisattvas are those who, due to their great compassion, forgo their own personal nirvana to lead others there. It seems an idea that has particular resonance in these frightening times, particularly on 8 April which marks the celebration of Buddha's birthday.

    6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Steven Miller

  • True flavour, not true facts

    The value of oral histories is in the flavour rather than the facts. The interviews with artists recorded for the Balnaves Foundation Australian Sculpture Archive Project are not just informative, but sometimes moving and often surprisingly funny.

    1 year, 7 months ago, by Steven Miller

  • 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.

    3 years, 10 months ago, by Steven Miller

  • Give them back their names and their dignity

    Although I do not normally believe in conspiracy theories, if you look at the artwork labels at the Gallery, there is evidence of a feline revisionist agenda at play.

    5 years ago, by Steven Miller

  • David Strachan’s salmon fricassé

    No, we aren’t trying to jump on the celebrity cooking show bandwagon, we’re Cooking for Copyright. You too can join the social media campaign to reform archaic laws.

    5 years, 2 months ago, by Steven Miller

  • A place for snackers, searchers and miners

    In light of the Gallery's Sydney Modern project, we've been doing a lot of thinking about cultural institutions in the 21st century. On a recent study trip overseas, the focus was on libraries and archives.

    5 years, 9 months ago, by Steven Miller

Steven Miller
Head of the Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library and Archive