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Tuesday 17 October 2017


The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, this small collection display offers contemporary Australian perspectives on some of the defining moments of Russian avant-garde art.

earthly pleasures and heavenly realms

until 2018

Explore stories and sensations from across Asia, from human desires to the worlds of the gods, through works from the Gallery’s Asian collection.

Mikala Dwyer
a shape of thought

until 4 Feb 2018

New and recent work from one of Australia’s most inventive artists, including an elaborate suspended sculpture and spectacular levitating balloon work.

Out of the ordinary
works from the ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection

until 2018

Presents works by Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists who engage with a diverse range of materials in surprising and transformative ways.

Passion and procession
art of the Philippines

until 7 Jan 2018

Installations, videos, sculptures and paintings celebrating the diverse and vibrant contemporary art of the Philippines.

Pat Brassington
the body electric

until 11 Feb 2018

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases the work of one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists and traces her interest in the body as a fluid and flexible form.

Something living

until 11 Feb 2018

Reveals the defiant energy and strange vitality of contemporary figurative painting, with subjects including sex, food, family life, combat and the self.


until Aug 2018

A display of contemporary abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection, focusing on unconventional and experimental approaches to the age-old discipline of painting.

Victorian watercolours

until 3 Dec 2017

Over 80 magnificent but seldom-seen watercolours made between the 1830s and 1900 from the Gallery’s collection are presented in a Victorian-style display in the historic Grand Courts.