27 Apr – 11 Aug 2019
The most in-depth survey of the art and life of Marcel Duchamp ever to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region
The National 2019
new Australian art
29 Mar – 21 Jul 2019
The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art
13 Apr – 14 Jul 2019
Explore points of view in Aboriginal photography in these provocative works from the Gallery’s collection.
wildlife and other emergencies
Fri–Sun only 12 Oct 2018 – 12 May 2019Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring Whiteley’s favourite theme – animals and birds from observation.
Heaven and earth in Chinese art
treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
2 Feb – 5 May 2019
A rare opportunity to see some of the highest artistic achievements across 5000 years of Chinese history.
revolution and art in China
3 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019
Intimate recollections from five decades of 20th-century China.
7 Feb – 28 Apr 2019
This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2018.
drawing is everything
15 Dec 2018 – 31 Mar 2019
Looks at the central place of drawing in Brett Whiteley’s art, from his early drawings of Sydney and France to his later lyrical landscapes, interiors and nudes.
that which we do not remember
8 Sep 2018 – 24 Mar 2019
Features one of the artist’s most ambitious and celebrated video installations – a major new addition to the Gallery’s collection from one of the most powerful voices in art today.
the edge of memory
10 Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019
Paintings, prints and drawings from one of Australia’s most significant artists.
13 Oct 2018 – 3 Mar 2019
Featuring groundbreaking works by the most influential figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky.
from my heart and mind
3 Nov 2018 – 24 Feb 2019
Artist Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is inspired by the atmospheric effects that are created as country is brought to life through the movement of wind, water or unseen forces.
in transit (double-function form)
22 Oct 2018 – 17 Feb 2019
Yona Lee gives sculptural form to ‘life on the move’– transient, itinerant, flat-packed and high speed.
17 Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019
Significant works of art acquired by Tony Tuckson for the Gallery’s Pacific collection are on display, some for the first time in four decades.
the abstract sublime
17 Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019
Explores the work and legacy of one of Australia’s most significant and influential abstract expressionist artists
contemporary South Asian art
21 Jul 2018 – 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.
earthly pleasures and heavenly realms
27 May 2017 – 6 Jan 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.