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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.

John Russell
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.

Anne Dangar
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.

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.

William Kentridge
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.

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

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.

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

Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019

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

Melanesian art: redux

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.

Tony Tuckson
the abstract sublime

Nov 2018 – Feb 2019

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

Brett Whiteley
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

The Essential Duchamp

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.