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Brett Whiteley

3 Apr – 28 Nov 2021

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

Discover the importance of printmaking in the art of Brett Whiteley.

Archie 100
A Century of the Archibald Prize

5 Jun – 26 Sep 2021

A landmark exhibition celebrating 100 years of Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Hilma af Klint
The Secret Paintings

12 Jun – 19 Sep 2021

More than a century after she painted her most celebrated works, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint is taking centre stage as her art captivates audiences around the world.

The National 2021
New Australian Art

26 Mar – 5 Sep 2021

The National 2021: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW presents 14 artist projects that consider the potential of art to heal and care for fragile natural and social ecosystems.

Longing for Home

6 Mar – 22 Aug 2021

Six Aboriginal artists explore yearning, distance, time and space and their emotional connection to Country.

Margel Hinder
Modern in Motion

30 Jan – 2 May 2021

The first dedicated retrospective of one of the most important and dynamic, yet underrated, Australian sculptors of the 20th century.


4 Feb – 5 Apr 2021

This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2020.

Brett Whiteley
Feathers and Flight

4 Jun 2020 – 28 Mar 2021

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Special hours

In drawings, paintings and sculpture, Brett Whiteley expresses his joy, humour and love through birds.

Pat Larter
Get Arted

14 Nov 2020 – 21 Mar 2021

Discover the collaborative, provocative, humorous and joyful art of Australian artist Pat Larter in her first solo exhibition in a public art museum.

Archie Plus

26 Sep 2020 – 21 Feb 2021

Celebrate people, portraiture and the power of community with Archie Plus, a free program of art, music, performance and dance.


24 Oct 2020 – 21 Feb 2021

Through objects and short films by artists from across the Central Desert, Joy celebrates making and sharing culture and life together.

In One Drop of Water

15 Jun 2019 – 21 Feb 2021

Explore the significance of water in Asian art through a range of works from the Gallery’s collection.


7 Nov 2020 – 14 Feb 2021

The most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held.

Real Worlds
Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020

24 Oct 2020 – 7 Feb 2021

Eight contemporary Australian artists have created extraordinary new worlds in distinctive drawings evolving from place, memory and imagination.

Under the Stars

21 Mar 2020 – 7 Feb 2021

Contemplate stargazing and our understandings of the night sky through multi-facetted works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.

A Promise
Khaled Sabsabi

18 Jul 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

From large-scale video to intimate paintings, these works by Australian artist Khaled Sabsabi Sabsabi consider the connection between spiritual belief, culture and politics.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020

26 Sep 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Shadow Catchers

22 Feb 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, Shadow catchers investigates the way shadows, body doubles and mirrors haunt our understanding of photography and the moving image.