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

Pat Brassington
the body electric

19 Aug 2017 – 11 Feb 2018

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases the work of one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists and traces her interest in the body as a fluid and flexible form.

Something living

19 Aug 2017 – 11 Feb 2018

Reveals the defiant energy and strange vitality of contemporary figurative painting, with subjects including sex, food, family life, combat and the self.

Out of the ordinary

26 Aug 2017 – 2018

Presents works by Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists who engage with a diverse range of materials in surprising and transformative ways.

Mikala Dwyer

26 Aug 2017 – 4 Feb 2018

New and recent work from one of Australia’s most inventive artists, including a major new suspended sculpture and an experimental creative lab.


30 Sep 2017 – Jul 2018

A display of contemporary abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection, focusing on unconventional and experimental approaches to the age-old discipline of painting.

Robert Mapplethorpe
the perfect medium

28 Oct 2017 – 4 Mar 2018

Explores the work of one of the most influential visual artists of late 20th-century America, drawn from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, J Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age
masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum

11 Nov 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

A rare opportunity to experience outstanding works of art by the greatest Dutch painters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt and Vermeer.