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Saturday 21 January 2017

EXHIBITIONS

Art from Milingimbi
taking memories back

until 29 Jan 2017

Presents the Gallery’s exceptional collection of exquisite bark paintings and sculptural forms from the small island community of Milingimbi in Arnhem Land.

Barbara Cleveland
Bodies in time

until 2 Apr 2017

Sydney collective Barbara Cleveland explore the life and legacy of their namesake: the mythic performance artist Barbara Cleveland, who they have recovered from the margins of Australian art history.

Beyond words
calligraphic traditions of Asia

until 30 Apr 2017

Explore 1000 years of the beauty, power and spirit of calligraphy in Asian art, with works in different mediums from the ancient to the contemporary.

Brett Whiteley
naked

Fri–Sun only until 14 May 2017

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Featuring Wendy Whiteley in various poses in the bath, these intimate works, a celebration of love, are both erotic and sensual in form and subject.

Eko Nugroho
Lot lost

until 19 Feb 2017

With its distinctive fusion of styles and influences, the art of this acclaimed Indonesian artist defies categorisation.

Manifesto

until 19 Feb 2017

In this video installation, German artist Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era.

New matter
recent forms of photography

until 19 Feb 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition features recent work by Australian and international photographers who expand the limits of photographic representation.

Nude
art from the Tate collection

until 5 Feb 2017

Over 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse and Louise Bourgeois.

Our lands

until 18 Jun 2017

Works from the Gallery’s collection that explore the tensions, conflicts, suspicions and political struggles that are central to any discussion about rights to land in Australia.

Works by artists associated with 1960s minimalism are displayed alongside contemporary works that question or expand upon the minimalist tradition.

Sentient lands

until Oct 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition considers the diversity of ancestors who inhabit and enliven country and the complex, ongoing attachments to country held by Aboriginal people.

Does the art of our time still offer signs and symbols to live by? From Colin McCahon to Cy Twombly, the artists in this exhibition all respond to this question in different ways.

Time, light, Japan
Japanese art 1990s to now

until 30 Apr 2017

Bask in and interact with Japanese art exploring time and light through video, photography, sound and installation from the 1990s to now.

Yes yes yes yes
graphics from the 1960s and 1970s

until 19 Feb 2017

Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s.