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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information

Japan supernatural: last weekend, late nights

Takashi Murakami Japan Supernatural: Vertiginous After Staring at the Empty World Too Intensely, I Found Myself Trapped in the Realm of Lurking Ghosts and Monsters 2019 (installation view), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Open until 10pm, Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March

Goodbye to the ghosts and so long, supernatural! It’s your last chance to enter this world of wildly imaginative Japanese art, with special late hours on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March. As the sun sets and shadows rise, travel through the centuries in extraordinary works from superstars including Katsushika Hokusai and Takashi Murakami, conjured together to haunt Sydney in a one-time-only exhibition.

Japan supernatural will be open until 10pm each night of the final weekend for visitors to say farewell to the phenomenal beings, raise a spirit at the Gallery café and take home some magic from the exhibition shop.

Instagram competition: creatures of the night

Join us after dark and share a snap about your favourite creature of the night for your chance to win one of two Takashi Murakami octopus plush toys (valued at RRP $335). Your creature can be tentacled or tricksy, tiny or terrifying, as long as it’s found within the Japan supernatural exhibition!

Japan supernatural Instagram competition creatures of the night

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is:

  • Attend Japan supernatural from 5pm on Friday 6, Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 March 2020
  • Take a photo in front of our Japan supernatural photo wall
  • Share it on Instagram using the hashtag #JapanSupernatural and add a caption which tells us your favourite creature in the Japan supernatural exhibition
  • Follow @artgalleryofnsw on Instagram

The competition opens Friday 6 March at 5pm and you have until midnight Sunday 8 March to get your entries in. We’ll announce the two lucky winners on Tuesday 10 March.

Terms and conditions

What’s open?

Japan supernatural exhibition and exhibition shop until 10pm
Café until 9pm
Other Gallery spaces close 5pm

Exhibition tickets

Entry to the Gallery is free. Charges apply only to enter the Japan supernatural exhibition. Exhibition tickets are available at the Gallery but we recommend buying online to avoid the ticket queue. Buy exhibition ticket from Qtix.


The exhibition

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