This exhibition provides an insight into the Gallery’s archival poster collection, which is rarely displayed but offers a unique perspective on 20th century Australian art.
art from Balgo
27 Jul – 17 Nov 2019
This small community in Western Australia has been home to some of Australia’s most extraordinary artists.
another way of looking... Vincent.
17 May – 20 Oct 2019Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Whiteley pays homage to Vincent van Gogh 1968-1983
20 Sep – 20 Oct 2019Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is celebrating its 21st year. This year’s judge is artist Gemma Smith, who selected this year’s winner and finalists from 116 entries.
24 Aug – 13 Oct 2019
Artists consider the connections we create with others and how these connections resonate outwards through our lives.
11 May – 29 Sep 2019
A display of the Gallery’s leading collection of works by the artist, including recent acquisitions, reflecting different stages and places in his career.
artists land rights treaty
Tue–Sat only 6 Jul – 28 Sep 2019Research library and archive
A powerful display of archival material and artworks reflecting on the artist-led, Sydney-based movement supporting land rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the early 1980s.
11 May – 8 Sep 2019
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
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
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.
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.
revolution and art in China
3 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019
Intimate recollections from five decades of 20th-century China.
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.
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
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.
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.