Friday 4 October 2013
A Silk Road saga
the sarcophagus of Yu Hong
22 Aug – 10 Nov 2013
This magnificent 6th-century marble sarcophagus, from the tomb of Yu Hong and his wife in China’s Shanxi province, in many ways exemplifies life along the famous Silk Roads.
Fantasticology Tokyo: faults, flesh and flowers
12 Sep – 10 Nov 2013
In a multi-screen video installation, presented alongside raw and woodfired ceramics, Kershaw considers the practice of Japanese flower arrangement, known as ikebana, and its relationship to the human body.
6 Apr – 15 Oct 2013
Brenda L Croft’s works present a realistic portrayal of contemporary Aboriginal life – a positive image from an insider’s viewpoint.
Fri–Sun only 4 Oct 2013 – 18 May 2014Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Whiteley redefined the way we see the Australian landscape, becoming one of our most celebrated 20th-century painters with his interpretations and moods of the countryside.
28 Sep 2013 – 2 Feb 2014
Explores the nature of the object and the variety of ways in which artists from the 19th century to today have rendered things photographically and shaped our perception of the material world.
Renaissance to Goya
prints and drawings from Spain
31 Aug – 24 Nov 2013
Over 130 exceptional prints and drawings from the British Museum, which holds one of the finest collections of Spanish drawings in the world.
Soul of simplicity
seven centuries of Korean ceramics
8 Feb 2013 – 21 Apr 2014
Discover the clarity of forms, understated elegance of decoration and subtlety of colour in these exquisite objects from the world’s most outstanding collections of Korean ceramics.
27 Jul 2013 – 23 Mar 2014
Featuring some of Australia’s most famous and popular artists, this exhibition of 25 works from the Gallery’s collection charts the continuous development of the still life in Australian art.
art for a new world
6 Jul – 7 Oct 2013
Over 180 works by Australia’s most iconic artists, exploring the making of a modern city.
Gallery opensOpen every day, except Christmas & Good Friday
Aboriginal art guided tourAn introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection
Collection highlights tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Gallery's collection
Contemporary art guided tourAn introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery
Duration 1 hour
Australian collection guided tourAn introduction to selected highlights from the Australian collection
Gallery closesSome parts of the Gallery have different hours