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Expanding the collection

Ethel Carrick A market in Kairouan c1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Ethel Carrick A market in Kairouan c1919, Art Gallery of New South Wales

As we watch our most loved gallery spaces undergo transformation and rejuvenation, artworks recently acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales will take centre stage. These acquisitions range from a Spanish master to an English impressionist and bronze figures of super-human scale. Join us over three weeks as we gain insight into these works from Art Gallery curators Wayne Tunnicliffe, Peter Raissis and Jackie Dunn.

Expanding the collection

Thursdays 30 June – 14 July 2022

Domain Theatre

Art Gallery of NSW

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Per lecture
$20 non-member
$15 member

Series subscription
$45 non-member
$35 member

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  • Violence and tenderness: the strange art of Jusepe de Ribera

    Peter Raissis, senior curator of historical European art, introduces us to the work of Jusepe de Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto) 1591–1652. Born in Valencia, Ribera lived and worked most of his life in Naples when the city belonged to Spain. He was arguably the most important early follower of Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro style and became renowned for his dramatic use of light and dark in his depictions of apostles and martyrs, penitents and philosophers, including the Art Gallery’s recently acquired painting of the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop.

    Thursday 7 July 2022 1–2pm

  • Extraordinary commissions: transforming new spaces

    Explore the practices of nine leading Australian and international artists commissioned by the Art Gallery to create major new works. The largest commissioning program since our public institution opened 150 years ago will see site-specific and multi-sensory commissions enter the collection. Curator Jackie Dunn will give a thoughtful introduction to these place-making artworks that range from works that share Indigenous knowledge to fantastical bronze figures of a super-human scale. 

    Thursday 14 July 2022 1–2pm