Exhibitions

2000-2010
Exhibitions that closed in 2007
 

A Bird in the Hand
A Bird in the Hand: Paintings by Tony Clark and John Wolseley, juxtaposes recent works by two established contemporary artists on the basis of a currently shared subject matter - birds.
14 December 2006 - 28 January 2007

 

Albert Tucker
Barbara Tucker, has made a generous loan to the Gallery of her late husband's work with the intention they will eventually enter the Gallery's permanent collection. This exhibition includes many works that have never been seen in public before.
17 January - 11 March 2007

 

An incomplete world
This new exhibition, selected from The UBS Art Collection and curated collaboratively with the National Gallery of Victoria and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, highlights artworks that consider how we have shaped the world and how the world we have created shapes us.
19 May - 5 August 2007

 

Anne Landa Award 2007
This is the second award exhibition for the moving image and new media in Australia and has been established in honour of Anne Landa. It includes DVDs, animations and digital media from some of Australia's most innovative artists.
17 November 2006 - 11 February 2007

 

Anne Zahalka
Anne Zahalka is a Sydney-born contemporary photographer whose work has been exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and Asia since the early 1980s.
14 March - 2 May 2007

 

Anselm Kiefer
The Gallery's new major works are two separate but closely related pieces that represent an enduring theme in Kiefer's work, where the horizon represents the meeting of the material (earth) and immaterial (heaven), resulting in a moment of transcendence.
19 May - 29 July 2007

 

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 07
The Archibald Prize is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious art awards. Since its inception in 1921 the prize has been awarded to some of Australia's most important artists, including George Lambert, William Dobell and Brett Whiteley.
3 March - 13 May 2007

 

ARTEXPRESS 2007
A dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2006.
14 February - 22 April 2007

 

Australian Abstraction
A selection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper reflecting the abstractionist movement in Australian art, from its zenith in the late 1960s until the mid-1980s
9 December 2006 - 24 January 2007

 

Australian Bookbinders Exhibition 07
In the world of digital publishing the artisan bookbinder could well be an endangered species. Annual exhibitions of the bookbinders’ art have been held since 1997, providing a focus for practitioners' skill and creativity.
16 July - 27 September 2007 (Mon - Fri only)

 

Australian Etchings & Engravings 1880s-1930s
In the early twentieth century, Australia saw a remarkable boom in the production and collection of etchings and engravings. Artists, such as Norman and Lionel Lindsay, Sydney Long and Sydney Ure Smith, sought to establish fine etchings and engravings in Australia.
5 May - 22 July 2007

 

Bertram Mackennal
The first major retrospective exhibition of the figurative sculpture of Bertram Mackennal (1863-1931). Mackennal was the first Australian appointed a member of the Royal Academy, and arguably the most successful of this country's expatriate artists.
17 August - 4 November 2007

 

Blossfeldt & the isolated object
A selection of works from the photography collection focusing on the modernist work on Karl Blossfeldt (Germany, 1865-1932).
21 April - 22 July 2007

 

Boomalli
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative this exhibition brings together works by its founding members from the collection.
1 September - 28 October 2007

 

Carl Plate: Works from the collection
Carl Plate's intuitive and expressive paintings, drawings and prints were founded in his interest in nature, landscape and organic forms, with a commitment to abstraction. His work shows a remarkable affinity for harmonious form and composition and, particularly, lyrical colour.
22 November 2006 - 14 January 2007

 

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro
Sydney artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are installation artists who are influenced by the architectural environment of their chosen sites. For their new project, the artists use popular culture to describe everyday life, bridging the gap between populist art and contemporary artistic investigation.
16 August - 14 October 2007

 

Dobell Prize for Drawing 2007
2007 Dobell Prize for Drawing.The most prestigious drawing prize and since its establishment in 1993 has attracted the very best in contemporary drawing.
24 August - 4 November

 

Gary Carsley: Scenic root
Sydney artist Gary Carsley's new project is an immersive installation comprised of large photographic monoprints made from scanned timber adhesive foils that together create an image of a park.
25 October - 9 December 2007

 

Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Gifted pays tribute to Mollie Gowing, one of the most significant champions of contemporary Indigenous art and her ongoing support for the Gallery. Included are major acquisitions by Emily Kam Ngwarray, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Queenie McKenzie, Ken Thaiday and others.
2 December 2006 - 24 June 2007

 

Goddess: Divine Energy
A major exhibition exploring the myriad imaginative expressions of divine female power in the art of India and the Himalayas.
13 October 2006 - 28 January 2007

 

Howard Arkley
Howard Arkley is the foremost painter of Australian suburbia, known for his iconic pop images of fibro and brick veneer houses and vibrantly coloured domestic interiors.
10 March - 6 May 2007

 

Ishiuchi Miyako: mother's
This exhibition of photographs by noted artist Ishiuchi Miyako reconstructs the show she presented at the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005.
24 May - 5 August 2007

 

Jon Rose: Sphere of Influence
An interactive sculpture installation and performance by Jon Rose
22 - 25 November 2007

 

Modern British watercolours and drawings
This display of modern British drawings and watercolours most of which were acquired early in the Gallery’s history and rarely displayed. The exhibition spans 50 years of innovation in British art, with an emphasis on artists of the 1930s and 40s.
28 July - 14 October 2007

 

Modern Chinese Prints: From 'WE' to 'ME'
This exhibition reveals the very distinct journey Chinese printmaking has made from the 1930s to today. Comprising of around 70 prints by nearly 40 artists, the exhibition provides an intriguing insight into Chinese cultural history.
21 October 2006 - 21 January 2007

 

One Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia
An exhibition celebrating the complex heritage of Aboriginal art and its continual responses to historical change and social circumstances.
3 July - 2 December 2007 (NOTE earlier closing date)

 

Operation Art 2007
An annual exhibition of children's art from schools throughout NSW created for the Children's Hospital, Westmead.
9 - 28 October 2007

 

Paradise Then: Arthur Fleischman in Bali
This installation includes a selection of exquisite figurative sculpture – some borrowed – and many fine photographs from Bali, as well as a sketchbook recently acquired for the collection.
5 May - 29 August 2007

 

Peter Lyssiotis: 'Outside of a dog…'
A Survey Exhibition - 25 Years of Book Arts. Part of the Art Gallery's Archive exhibitions program: small exhibitions of journals, notebooks, diaries, catalogues, photographs and sketches.
3 October - 7 December 2007

 

Pictorial Bookplates
This collection, donated by Pat Corrigan in 1995, includes nearly 5,000 plates and related objects, including original artwork, transitional states of the plate and original blocks.
29 January - 12 April 2007 (Mon - Fri only)

 

Sculptural situations by Gail Hastings
'I lost my balance yesterday, my mind is really beginning to slip' (overheard conversation, wharf 2, Circular Quay, Sydney, 06.07.1999): sculptural situations by Gail Hastings
29 March - 9 May 2007

 

Struck: Michele Barker and Anna Munster
Struck is a multi-channel video and sound installation that critically addresses the complexities of being diagnosed with a neurological disease.
8 February - 22 March 2007

 

TEZUKA: The Marvel of Manga
TEZUKA Osamu is Japan's leading and most historically important manga artist. In Australia he is best known for his animations Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. The exhibition is organised by the National Gallery of Victoria in association with Tezuka Productions and curated by Philip Brophy
23 February - 29 April 2007

 

The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D Khalili Collection
Comprising rare and beautiful paintings and a vast range of decorative arts from the Islamic world, the Khalili Collection of Islamic art includes masterpieces from the 7th to the 20th century and is unrivalled by any other private collection of Islamic art. In Sydney only.
22 June - 23 September 2007

 

The Surreal Aesthetic
The fluid and diverse imagery of the surreal aesthetic, linked by transformation and transgression, is explored through a selection of photographic works drawn from the collection. Featuring new acquisitions by Man Ray and Loretta Lux, this collection of photographs provoke and intrigue the imagination.
28 July - 14 October 2007

 

Translucent World
A unique presentation of Chinese jade from the outstanding collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing. The exhibition contains more than 180 works that are representative of all periods of Chinese jade carving.
29 August - 11 November 2007