Saturday 21 May 2011
16 Apr – 26 Jun 2011
The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. JF Archibald’s primary aims were to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.
theatre of memory
12 May – 7 Aug 2011
Four seminal series by Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography.
New contemporary galleries
featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection
21 May 2011 – 2 May 2012
The Art Gallery of NSW now holds Australia’s most comprehensive representation of contemporary art. This is the first display in our new contemporary galleries, featuring the John Kaldor Family Gallery.
Photography & place
Australian landscape photography 1970s until now
16 Mar – 29 May 2011
Explores the ways in which Australian photographers from the 1970s until now have approached the idea of place, comparing the politically and conceptually charged Australian landscape photography of the 1970s with more recent experimentations.
15 Jan – 22 May 2011
In the history of white Australian art, there have been few exceptional stone or wood carvers. Rosemary Madigan is one of them, and the female torso is her great forte.
21 May – 14 Aug 2011
Shot in Berlin, this video installation presents a curious sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman’s apartment and an artist’s studio.
Up in the sky
21 May – 18 Sep 2011
A photographic series examining the vagaries of outback life from one of Australia’s most successful international artists.
Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts 2011
5 May – 10 Jul 2011
From a poetic walk, to a long-distance flight, to a voyage through a digital desert, seven video and new media artists offer ‘unguided tours’ through rich and unexpected worlds.
28 Aug 2010 – 13 Jun 2011
Drawing on key works from the Gallery’s collection, art + soul reveals the myriad contemporary artistic expressions that evidence the enduring heritage of Indigenous Australia, in all its diversity and complexity.
Gallery opensOpen every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
Asian art guided tourAn introduction to Asian art highlights in the Gallery
Aboriginal art guided tourAn introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection
Special extended hours for Contemporary galleries open weekend 2011