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The lady and the unicorn

until 24 Jun 2018

A rare opportunity to experience the beauty, scale and intricacy of a masterpiece of medieval French art that has captivated viewers across the centuries.

Adrienne Doig
from the archive

Tue–Sat only until 30 Jun 2018

Research library and archive

Special hours

Inspired by The lady and the unicorn tapestry series, an Australian artist in Paris created unique tapestry works featuring Australian animals in European landscapes.

Hold still
the photographic performance

until 29 Jul 2018

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition examines the way a camera turns any subject into a performer and any scenario into a theatrical act.


until Aug 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.

Henry VR

until 9 Sep 2018

Journey deep inside a Tudor painting to explore the hidden life of a king’s portrait, and the workshop of the artists who created it.

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

Brett Whiteley
pathways to figuration

Fri–Sun only until Oct 2018

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Rarely seen paintings and works on paper from his formative years chart Brett Whiteley’s journey to figuration through abstraction.

earthly pleasures and heavenly realms

until 2019

Now in its second stage, this exhibition presents moments of joy from the Gallery’s collection of Asian art from the first century to the present.