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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

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

Jeffrey Smart
constructed world

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.

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

Walking with gods

1 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

15 Jun 2019 – Dec 2020

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

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.

Here we are

24 Aug – 13 Oct 2019

Leading Australian and international artists explore the intricacies 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.

Dora Ohlfsen and the facade commission

12 Oct 2019 – Mar 2020

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

Japan supernatural

Nov 2019 – Mar 2020

Be spirited away from the everyday by an exhibition like no other, featuring over 200 wildly imaginative works by Japanese artists past and present – from historical master Katsushika Hokusai to superstar Takashi Murakami.


9 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

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