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Brett Whiteley
wildlife and other emergencies

Fri–Sun only 12 Oct 2018 – May 2019

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring Whiteley’s favourite theme – animals and birds from observation.

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

13 Oct 2018 – 3 Mar 2019

Featuring groundbreaking works by the most influential figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
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.

Chinese bible
revolution and art in China

3 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019

Intimate recollections from five decades of 20th-century China.

Judy Watson

10 Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019

Paintings, prints and drawings from one of Australia’s most significant artists.

Melanesian art: redux

17 Nov 2018 – 17 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.

Tuckson
the abstract sublime

17 Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019

Explores the work and legacy of one of Australia’s most significant and influential abstract expressionist artists

Brett Whiteley
drawing is everything

15 Dec 2018 – 31 Mar 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.

Heaven and earth in Chinese art
treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

2 Feb – 5 May 2019

A rare opportunity to see some of the highest artistic achievements in Chinese history, exclusive to the Gallery.

ARTEXPRESS 2019

7 Feb – 28 Apr 2019

This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2018.

The National 2019
new Australian art

29 Mar – 21 Jul 2019

The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art

From where I stand

13 Apr – 14 Jul 2019

Explore points of view in Aboriginal photography in these provocative works from the Gallery’s collection.

The essential Duchamp

27 Apr – 11 Aug 2019

The most in-depth survey of the art and life of Marcel Duchamp ever to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region

Jeffrey Smart

11 May – 29 Sep 2019

A display of the Gallery’s leading collection of works by the artist, including recent acquisitions, reflecting different stages and places in his career.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

A fantastical, immersive journey from death to rebirth set in the streets and lush river landscapes of Vietnam.

Walking with gods

Jun 2019 – Jan 2020

Take a journey through 2000 years of figurative sculpture from the Gallery’s collection of Asian art.

In one drop of water

Jun 2019 – Dec 2020

Explores the significance of water in Asian art through a range of works from the Gallery’s collection.

Wirrimanu
art from Balgo

27 Jul – 17 Nov 2019

This small community in Western Australia has been home to some of Australia’s most extraordinary artists.

Significant others

24 Aug – 13 Oct 2019

Leading Australian and international artists explore the intricacy and intensity of human relationships in this exhibition of major recent acquisitions for the Gallery’s collection.

Kaldor Public Art Projects
half a century in the public eye

7 Sep 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Celebrates one of the world’s most ambitious public art initiatives and revisits some of the most iconic large-scale artworks to have been presented in Australia.

The true story of the Gallery’s unfinished frieze and the new commission to complete it

Quilty

9 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

The first major survey exhibition in a decade of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.