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Barbara Cleveland
Bodies in time

until 2 Apr 2017

Sydney collective Barbara Cleveland explore the life and legacy of their namesake: the mythic performance artist Barbara Cleveland, who they have recovered from the margins of Australian art history.


until 25 Apr 2017

A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2016.

Beyond words
calligraphic traditions of Asia

until 30 Apr 2017

Explore 1000 years of the beauty, power and spirit of calligraphy in Asian art, with works in different mediums from the ancient to the contemporary.

Brett Whiteley

Fri–Sun only until 14 May 2017

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Featuring Wendy Whiteley in various poses in the bath, these intimate works, a celebration of love, are both erotic and sensual in form and subject.

Time, light, Japan
Japanese art 1990s to now

until 21 May 2017

Bask in and interact with Japanese art exploring time and light through video, photography, sound and installation from the 1990s to now.

Warhol before pop

until 28 May 2017

The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years.

Memory and belonging
the archive of Katthy Cavaliere

Tue–Sat only until 9 Jun 2017

Research library and archive

Special hours

Selections from the personal archive of performance/installation artist Katthy Cavaliere, reflecting the recurring themes of her childhood and family in her art.

John Olsen
the you beaut country

until 12 Jun 2017

Surveying the remarkable, seven-decade career of one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, this is the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on John Olsen’s work.

Our lands

until 18 Jun 2017

Works from the Gallery’s collection that explore the tensions, conflicts, suspicions and political struggles that are central to any discussion about rights to land in Australia.

The National 2017
new Australian art

until 16 Jul 2017

This is the first of three biennial surveys of contemporary Australian art – a collaboration between the Gallery, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Works by artists associated with 1960s minimalism are displayed alongside contemporary works that question or expand upon the minimalist tradition.

Sentient lands

until Oct 2017

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition considers the diversity of ancestors who inhabit and enliven country and the complex, ongoing attachments to country held by Aboriginal people.