contemporary South Asian art
21 Jul 2018 – 13 Jan 2019
The Gallery’s first exhibition to focus on women artists with ties to South Asia explores politics, nationalism and the consequences of shifting borders.
Australia’s French impressionist
21 Jul – 11 Nov 2018
A major survey of this extraordinary yet little-known Australian painter, a close friend of Van Gogh and Rodin, who dined with Monet and taught Matisse.
ceramics from Moly-Sabata
11 Aug – 28 Oct 2018
A display of the Gallery’s major new acquisitions from this much-admired Australian modernist painter and potter.
Fri–Sun only 7 Sep – 7 Oct 2018Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is now in its 20th year. Its inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on the artist Brett Whiteley.
that which we do not remember
8 Sep 2018 – 24 Mar 2019
Features one of the artist’s most ambitious and celebrated video installations – a major new addition to the Gallery’s collection from one of the most powerful voices in art today.
13 Oct 2018 – 3 Mar 2019
Presents 65 paintings from the magnificent collections of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, including works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Malevich and Kandinsky.
from my heart and mind
3 Nov 2018 – 24 Feb 2019
Artist Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is inspired by the atmospheric effects that are created as country is brought to life through the movement of wind, water or unseen forces.
revolution and art in China
3 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019
Intimate recollections from five decades of 20th-century China.
Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019
Paintings, prints and drawings from one of Australia’s most significant artists.
Nov 2018 – Feb 2019
Significant works of art acquired by Tony Tuckson for the Gallery’s Pacific collection are on display, some for the first time in four decades.
the abstract sublime
Nov 2018 – Feb 2019
Explores the work and legacy of one of Australia’s earliest and most influential abstract expressionist artists.
drawing is everything
Dec 2018 – 2019
Looks at the central place of drawing in Brett Whiteley’s art, from his early drawings of Sydney and France to his later lyrical landscapes, interiors and nudes.
The National 2019
new Australian art
30 Mar – 21 Jul 2019
The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art
Apr – Aug 2019
The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the art and life of Marcel Duchamp ever to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region.