5 Sep – 29 Nov 2009
The Field was the inaugural exhibition for the reopening of the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. Our 2009 display features six paintings shown in this seminal exhibition, from the Gallery’s collection.
2 Oct – 29 Nov 2009
A video program revealing the remarkable breadth and diversity of video art in Sydney, including Shaun Gladwell, TV Moore, The Kingpins and Kate Murphy.
3 Sep – 8 Nov 2009
An annual exhibition of children’s art from schools throughout NSW created for the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
6 Aug – 25 Oct 2009
Over 100 works by Romantic artists, including Blake, Turner, Géricault and Delacroix, who turned to printmaking for its unique, expressive possibilities.
Silk ikats from Central Asia
from the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
2 Jul – 6 Oct 2009
A display of late 19th-century robes, tunics and textile panels presents the remarkable artistic achievement and technical virtuosity of the silk designers, dyers and weavers of Central Asia.
19 Feb – 2 Oct 2009
Explores the tradition of landscape painting, how our concept of nature has changed after the digital revolution and the use of natural materials to craft allegories of place.
Between a rock and a hard place
25 Jun – 13 Sep 2009
The tiny pacific island of Nauru is the starting point for a richly imaginative installation incorporating found objects, collages and video.
6 Jun – 30 Aug 2009
Purchased by the Gallery in 1898, Sydney Long’s painting Pan remains one of the most favoured treasures of the Australian art collection.
image, abstraction and the word, post-war and beyond
5 Jun – 23 Aug 2009
Presents the work of some of the most important post-war Dutch artists, including those associated with CoBrA and art informel, and those who preceded them, such as Willem de Kooning.
Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts 2009
7 May – 19 Jul 2009
The artists in this year’s Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts consider what it means to transform the self into another persona.
Ângela Ferreira and Narelle Jubelin
The great divide
19 Feb – 14 Jun 2009
This collaborative exhibition unites the artists’ interests in post-colonial experiences: Ferreira’s in Mozambique and South Africa, Jubelin’s in Australia.
BIGHEAD GARBAGEFACE GUARDS GHOST DERR SONATA
9 Feb – 14 Jun 2009
This video installation – inspired by the aesthetics of the early avant-garde – references the legendary dance-performances of Sophie Tauber-Arp at Cabaret Voltaire.
19 Feb – 14 Jun 2009
In this video installation, portraits made of coal dust float on water surfaces before distorting and draining away.
paintings and screens of the Joseon Dynasty
5 Mar – 8 Jun 2009
This first showing of traditional Korean painting in the Gallery features screens, hanging scrolls and album leaves from the U Fan Lee Collection in the Guimet Museum, Paris.
works from the American Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land 1948
21 Mar – 3 Jun 2009
The bark paintings and works on paper from the Northern Territory became the foundation to the Art Gallery of NSW collection.
7 Mar – 24 May 2009
This annual exhibition is one of the most popular in Australia and often one of its most controversial.
13 Mar – 17 May 2009
A visionary and often eclectic search for artistic and spiritual connections between cultures and countries is at the core of Tim Johnson’s art.
14 Feb – 19 Apr 2009
A dynamic and popular annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts.
12 Nov 2008 – 19 Apr 2009
Featuring over 32 key artists from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition celebrates Indigenous Australia’s cultural heritage and its many contemporary expressions.
29 Nov 2008 – 15 Mar 2009
Horace Trenerry’s late work provides the most significant evidence of his genius: boldly designed images that place him on a par with the finest modern Australian landscape painters of his time.
portraits from Black Australia
21 Nov 2008 – 22 Feb 2009
The first major survey of the work of Australian Indigenous artists engaging with the photographic medium and the portrait.
the world of the Shining Prince
12 Dec 2008 – 15 Feb 2009
2008 marks the 1000th anniversary of Japan’s oldest novel, The tale of Genji. This exhibition shows the imaginative power of Japanese artists to adapt and translate this timeless, popular tale.
11 Oct 2008 – 26 Jan 2009
The Gallery is the only Australian venue for this extraordinary exhibition, including 29 works by Claude Monet alongside masterpieces by Cézanne, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley and others.