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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

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

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Together In Art Slow TV

May. 15, 2020

Switch on for a slow TV experience as senior conservator Simon Ives cleans Arthur Streeton’s The Gloucester Buckets, a brilliant work from 1894 that needs expert treatment before going on display in our upcoming Streeton exhibition.

We hope you enjoy this peek into the heart of the conservation process – no before-and-after; no big reveal, but a meditative glimpse into method, patience, and meticulous care.

With thanks to our Partners Art Gallery Society, President’s Council and Macquarie Bank

The conservation of this painting and frame was supported by Peter & Judy Howarth and AGNSW Conservation Benefactors