A vibrant gallery-wide festival of Henri Matisse featuring new work, projects and art from our collection.
Discover the colour and energy of the Matisse Alive program online with curator insights and artist interviews, explore behind the scenes of artist commissions and get inspired at home with artmaking activities.
Staged in conjunction with the major exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, this program offers a unique chance to further explore the life, art and influence of one of the world’s most celebrated artists.
Introducing Matisse Alive
From new commissions to collection highlights, this summer program offers fresh perspectives on one of the world’s most beloved artists.
A studio visit with Robin White reveals how imagined conversations with Matisse are behind her intricate bark cloth works for ‘Matisse Alive’.
Installing ‘FRAMILY TIES’
Venture behind the scenes during the installation of a new commission by American artist Nina Chanel Abney.
For kids and families
A place to feel at home
When artists Robin White and Ebonie Fifita were creating a ‘making space’ for ‘Matisse Alive’, they wanted somewhere where people feel at home.
Be inspired by artists Robin White and Ebonie Fifita and make this house a home by furnishing it with objects and decorating it with patterns.