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Victorian watercolours

until 3 Dec 2017

Over 80 magnificent but seldom-seen watercolours made between the 1830s and 1900 from the Gallery’s collection are presented in a Victorian-style display in the historic Grand Courts.

Out of the ordinary
works from the ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection

until 2018

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

Passion and procession
art of the Philippines

until 7 Jan 2018

Installations, videos, sculptures and paintings celebrating the diverse and vibrant contemporary art of the Philippines.

A celebration of the work of two artists from the Torres Strait Islands, showcasing the unique form of printmaking that is now synonymous with the region.

Mikala Dwyer
a shape of thought

until 4 Feb 2018

New and recent work from one of Australia’s most inventive artists, including an elaborate suspended sculpture and spectacular levitating balloon work.

Pat Brassington
the body electric

until 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

until 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.

Janet Laurence
The matter of the masters

until 18 Feb 2018

Recalling a wondrous ‘cabinet of curiosities’, this display explores a fascinating intersection of art, science and nature in the work of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters.

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age
masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum

until 18 Feb 2018

Immerse yourself in outstanding works of art by the greatest Dutch painters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Robert Mapplethorpe
the perfect medium

until 4 Mar 2018

A comprehensive survey that celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium’s ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries.

From Bondi to Byron Bay, the beach was an ideal location for Brett Whiteley to stage his extraordinary figures interacting with each other, the sand and sea.

Unpainting

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.

Glorious
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.