Time, light, Japan
Japanese art 1990s to now
17 Dec 2016 – 14 May 2017
Bask in and interact with Japanese art exploring time and light through video, photography, sound and installation from the 1990s to now.
Fri–Sun only 18 Nov 2016 – 14 May 2017
(See exhibition page for exact dates)
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.
calligraphic traditions of Asia
27 Aug 2016 – 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.
26 Jan – 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.
Bodies in time
26 Nov 2016 – 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.
16 Jun 2016 – 16 Mar 2017
Does the art of our time still offer signs and symbols to live by? From Colin McCahon to Cy Twombly, the artists in this exhibition all respond to this question in different ways.
recent forms of photography
10 Sep 2016 – 26 Feb 2017
Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition features recent work by Australian and international photographers who expand the limits of photographic representation.
Yes yes yes yes
graphics from the 1960s and 1970s
22 Dec 2016 – 19 Feb 2017
Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s.
28 May 2016 – 19 Feb 2017
In this video installation, German artist Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era.
25 Jun 2016 – 19 Feb 2017
With its distinctive fusion of styles and influences, the art of this acclaimed Indonesian artist defies categorisation.
art from the Tate collection
5 Nov 2016 – 5 Feb 2017
Over 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse and Louise Bourgeois.
Art from Milingimbi
taking memories back
12 Nov 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Presents the Gallery’s exceptional collection of exquisite bark paintings and sculptural forms from the small island community of Milingimbi in Arnhem Land.
of fire and water
4 Jun 2016 – 8 Jan 2017
Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, this exhibition showcases prints and paintings from the community of Yuendumu, most of which refer to the elements of fire or water or both.