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Pandemic Days
Artists Books from the National Art Archive

18 Aug – 10 Dec 2023

Four Sydney-based artists reflect on their personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A prestigious annual award for Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years.

Laurence Edwards
Walking Men

4 May – 8 Oct 2023

Five monumental bronze men stride purposefully across the terrace, some looking back over their shoulders, wary and alert.

Australia’s most engaging art event

Stories of Art and Shelter

3 Dec 2022 – 27 Aug 2023

Artists from around the world share their dreams of home.

Brett Whiteley
Eternity is Now

3 Dec 2022 – 13 Aug 2023

Traverses Brett Whiteley’s work through portraiture and the human form, and explores his perpetual curiosity and experimentation.

The National 4
Australian Art Now

24 Mar – 23 Jul 2023

The fourth edition of a biennial survey of contemporary Australian art.

Adrián Villar Rojas
The End of Imagination

13 Dec 2022 – 16 Jul 2023

Roving lights discover time-travelling sculptural forms in the subterranean darkness of the Tank.

Shelley Lasica

22 May – 4 Jun 2023

A major new work by Melbourne-based choreographer Shelley Lasica.


2 Feb – 7 May 2023

This is the 40th year at the Art Gallery for this popular and dynamic annual exhibition.

Queer Encounters

17 Feb – 5 Mar 2023

Discover new artworks that provide a snapshot of some of the contemporary queer art being made in Australia today.

From Here, for Now

5 Nov 2022 – 12 Feb 2023

Presents works by Australian and international artists from the Art Gallery’s collection, exploring interrelated themes relevant to our current moment.

Sol LeWitt
Affinities and Resonances

27 Apr 2022 – 12 Feb 2023

Discover the affinities and resonances between one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Australian Central Desert painting, and contemporary American and Aboriginal musicians.

The Aquilizan Studio
Making it Home

26 Apr 2022 – 5 Feb 2023

Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan invite visitors to create cardboard dream homes.

Daniel Boyd
Treasure Island

4 Jun 2022 – 29 Jan 2023

Celebrate the interconnected histories of First Nations peoples through the works of Daniel Boyd.

Local Rhythms and Actions

4 Jun 2022 – 8 Jan 2023

The first exhibition in our Open Studio program, which offers new insights into our collection and archive.