Australian Icons salutes 20 great Australian artists represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Many of the finest works of art produced in this country are showcased with some 300 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Art Gallery of New South Wales together with the Israel Antiquities Authority will present an exhibition of these enigmatic manuscripts for the first time in Australia.
Fragrant Space is full of the great names of Chinese painting: the masters of the Wu school, some of the Six Great Masters of early Qing and the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou famous for their unconventional behaviour and painting styles
Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique
This exhibition addresses a visually spectacular and fascinating work – the panoramic wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique.
Olive Cotton is recognised as one of Australia's leading twentieth century photographers. Her Tea cup ballet and studies of flowers produced during the 1930s are among her best known works, and this retrospective exhibition will show the extensive and impressive range of her long career.
The first major exhibition of Aboriginal art tracing the phenomena of the Papunya Tula movement from the early 1970s to the present.
Since his first exhibition at Macquarie Galleries in 1967, Salvatore Zofrea's work has been a feature of the art of Sydney. Best known for his major mural series for Fairfax Limited, the Sydney Opera House, the former State Bank of New South Wales, Star City Casino and most recently for the NRMA, Salvatore Zofrea is also a printmaker of distinction.
The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2000
In 1999 Mrs. Beryl Whiteley generously made funds available to establish the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. The winner of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship receives $25,000 and a three month residence at a studio in Paris, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Whiteley With Words
Whiteley with words explores the visual impact of words, texts and individual letters in Brett Whiteley's work.