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In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently closed but will reopen to the public on June 1. The Gallery will be observing strict social distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information


Maissa Alameddine | #TogetherInArt Performance

May. 2, 2020

As we are missing our family and friends in these challenging times, artists are giving new voice to enduring expressions of longing. This sublime sensory experience by performance artist Maissa Alameddine, set against a vibrant abstract painting by Lesley Dumbrell, features ‘Hal Asmar el Lon’, a traditional Arabic song about yearning for the beloved.

Filmed on Gadigal Country at the Art Gallery of NSW

#TogetherInArtPerformance | With thanks to Presenting partner of the Art Gallery of NSW Australian Galleries Macquarie Group