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

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.

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.

Playback
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018

until 21 Oct 2018

Presents new work by Australian artists that find a connection between drawing and the moving image.

Spacemakers and roomshakers
installations from the collection

until 21 Oct 2018

Become a ‘space explorer’ and experience some of the most immersive and expansive artworks in the Gallery’s collection.

Anne Dangar
ceramics from Moly-Sabata

until 21 Oct 2018

A display of the Gallery’s major new acquisitions from this much-admired Australian modernist painter and potter.

Carnivalesque

until 28 Oct 2018

Fantasy, dark humour and a strong sense of theatre characterise this display of works from the Gallery’s collection.

John Russell
Australia’s French impressionist

until 11 Nov 2018

Discover the Sydney artist at the heart of impressionism, who was a close friend of Van Gogh and Rodin, dined with Monet and taught Matisse.

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.

Fearless
contemporary South Asian art

until 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.