sculptures and ceramics
Fri–Sun only 5 Jun – 6 Dec 2015Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Employing a diversity of materials, Brett Whiteley created startlingly expressive three-dimensional works largely inspired by his love of nature and its animate forms.
30 May – 29 Nov 2015
Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition explores the complex relationship between protest and art.
15 Nov 2014 – 1 Nov 2015
Drawn from across the country and from the 1930s to the present, these works from the Gallery’s collection give evidence to the complex knowledge Indigenous Australians have of water and its myriad forms.
4 Apr – 1 Nov 2015
Celebrating the 40-year career of leading Aboriginal painter Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, a founder of the Papunya Tula Artists.
Mad through the darkness
Australian artists and the Great War
25 Apr – 27 Oct 2015
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, this exhibition from the Gallery’s collection explores how Australian artists responded to World War I.
25 Apr – 25 Oct 2015
The debut presentation of an important new acquisition – Jazz by Henri Matisse – alongside works by other major European modernist artists in the Gallery’s collection.
Julia Margaret Cameron
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
14 Aug – 25 Oct 2015
A pioneer of photographic portraiture, Julia Margaret Cameron remains one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century.
Public notice 2
14 May – 5 Oct 2015
An installation by Indian artist Jitish Kallat, as part of Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection.
8 Aug – 5 Oct 2015
This exhibition presents material submitted during the competition to select an architect to produce a concept design for the Gallery’s expansion, the Sydney Modern Project.
Uncovers rarely seen material from the Gallery’s archive to present stories of artists Cecil Bostock, Weaver Hawkins and Dora Ohlfsen from World War I.
18 Jul – 27 Sep 2015
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
11 Jul – 20 Sep 2015
One of the most influential artists of her generation, Rosemary Laing has a sustained interest in the nature of place and landscape, and the relationship between technology, labour, time and speed.
Fri–Sun only 14 Aug – 13 Sep 2015Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
A small selection of works from this year’s scholarship winner and finalists.
The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection
14 May – 26 Jul 2015
A rare opportunity to view significant contemporary Asian artworks from the private collection of Australian philanthropists Gene and Brian Sherman.
25 Apr – 5 Jul 2015
An exhibition of photographs of women by women, from the Gallery’s collection, including works by Anne Zahalka, Miwa Yanagi, Yvonne Todd and Rosemary Laing.
21 Mar – 8 Jun 2015
Tracing the evolution of the medium and its many uses from the 1840s until today, this major exhibition investigates the role that photography has played in shaping our view of Australia and Australians.
Fri–Sun only 31 Oct 2014 – 31 May 2015
(See exhibition page for exact dates)
Reveals Brett Whiteley as an artist who uses all manner of styles, movements and other influences – from surrealism via Duchamp to pop art as well as contemporary events and his own life.
12 Feb – 19 Apr 2015
A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2014.
Map of the world
26 Oct 2014 – 12 Apr 2015
In her wall-to-wall project for the Gallery’s entrance court, American artist Kay Rosen conjures with big questions of possession, occupation and cultural territory.
12 Dec 2014 – 22 Mar 2015
Featuring works by Aboriginal artists Christian Thompson, Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, r e a, Julie Gough and Darren Siwes, this exhibition explores what it means to embody the experiences of ancestors or history.
1 Nov 2014 – 1 Mar 2015
A major survey of Australian and international pop art, featuring over 200 works from local and overseas collections including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and MoMA.
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014
21 Nov 2014 – 26 Jan 2015
This first in a series of curated exhibitions on Australian drawing features Australian artists for whom drawing is central to their practice and who work in and from the landscape.