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Wednesday 25 January 2012

EXHIBITIONS

20th-century Australian collection

17 Sep 2011 – 12 Feb 2012

Key themes and artists in Australian art from the early 20th century through to the 1970s, including Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Preston, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale and Arthur Boyd.

Dobell Prize for Drawing 2011

2 Dec 2011 – 5 Feb 2012

The most respected award for drawing in Australia, the annual Dobell Prize has always been the subject of discussion and debate about the nature of drawing.

Dragon

18 Jan – 6 May 2012

Celebrating 2012 as the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac, this exhibition showcases artworks that carry the dragon motif.

Ms&Mr
XEROX MISSIVE 1977/2011

8 Dec 2011 – 5 Feb 2012

Blending fact and fiction, this mesmerising video installation uses appropriated sound and footage to fabricate an impossible exchange between the late sci-fi author Philip K Dick and his one-time muse and wife Tessa.

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.

Picasso
masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

12 Nov 2011 – 25 Mar 2012

This exhibition is the most significant Picasso exhibition to come to Australia. Part of a world tour, the Art Gallery of NSW is the only Australian venue.

What's in a face?
aspects of portrait photography

24 Sep 2011 – 5 Feb 2012

An exhibition of more than 45 photographs from the collection, which focuses on some of the crucial points in the history of photographic depictions of the human face.

  • 10am

    Gallery opens

    Open every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
  • 11am

    Tour

    Collection highlights tour

    An introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Ticketing and information desk
    Free

  • 12pm

    Tour

    Contemporary art guided tour

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

    Duration 1 hour
    Free

  • 1pm

    Tour

    Aboriginal art guided tour

    An introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection

    Duration 1 hour
    Ticketing and information desk
    Free

  • 7.15pm

    Tour

    Contemporary art guided tour

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

    Duration 1 hour
    Free