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2003 Brett Whiteley Scholarship Winner
It was announced at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Sydney's Surry Hills on Thursday 18 September, that Karlee Rawkins, from northern New South Wales, is the winner of the fifth Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship for her winning work, "Bitch in India".

2003 Dobell Winner
The winner of the 2003 Dobell Prize for Drawing is Aida Tomescu for her work "Negru III and Negru IV"(A candle in a dark room).

American Beauty
Features a range of American photographers from the 1880s to recent times. The exhibition explores the twin obsessions of American photography: the belief in the possibilty of showing the "truth" through the photograph - often in order to effect social change - and the fascination with the depiction of pure form.

Anxious Bodies
Anxious Bodies brings together the work of three photo-artists, Jane Burton, Pat Brassington and Jane Eisemann, whose images all converge through literal or abstract depictions of the body

Archibald Prize Winner
Geoffrey Dyer has won the 2003 Archibald Prize for his portrait of Richard Flanagan. The Archibald Prize is now in its 82nd year. Geoffrey Dyer receives a prize of $35,000.

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes
Australia's most extraordinary art event, the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is one of this country's oldest and most prestigious art awards. Combined with the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, lively debate and controversy is assured.

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes Important Dates
Announcement of artists selected for Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and the Packing Room Prize, 2003.

Art After Hours 20 Aug - 1 Oct 2003
From Manga to Shakuhachi, the Art Gallery's Wednesday night programme Art After Hours celebrates all things Japanese this August and September, to complement the exhibition 'Seasons: The Beauty of Transience in Japanese Art'.

Art After Hours 8 Oct - 12 Nov 2003
As well as the exhibitions on view, the Art After Hours programme combines an exciting mix of FREE events to complement exhibition themes.

Art After Hours Film Talks in November
Art After Hours celebrates New Zealand film and the countryís cinematic landscape with FREE talks by acclaimed film producers Jan Chapman (19 Nov) and John Maynard, (26 Nov). These talks complement the exhibition of New Zealand artist Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith.

Art After Hours Silly Season - December
Every Wednesday night, throughout December, Art After Hours has a full programme of free events to complement Christmas shopping at the Gallery.

Art After Hours: 9 Jul - 13 Aug 2003
Celebrate Australian Impressionist artist Charles Conder with Poetry, Pernod and Bohemian Rhapsodies at Art After Hours every Wednesday evening 5-9pm. The Gallery's evening of art and entertainment also includes live jazz performances, films screenings and sumptuous winter eats at the ArtBar.

Art After Hours: Apr - Jun 2003
Concerts in the Old Courts, films exploring the darkest depths of imagination, live jazz and celebrity talks are just some of the events in the April/May/June Art After Hours programme - 5-9pm Wednesdays at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Australian Photographic Portrait Prize
The winner of the inaugural Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize will be announced to the media only on Friday 21 March at 12noon at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is pleased to announce an exciting five year series of National and International sculpture projects, through the generous support of The Balnaves Foundation.

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2003
The winner of the 2003 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship will be announced Thursday 18 September at the Brett Whiteley Studio. The Finalists' paintings will be exhibited at the Brett Whiteley Studio from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 30 November 2003.

Charles Conder
This is the first major retrospective of Charles Conder's work and includes 110 paintings from private and public collections throughout Australian and Britain. The exhibition tracks his famous association with the Heidelberg school of Australian Impressionism to his celebrated years in Europe.

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
An exhibition of more than 70 works by the legendary New Zealand painter Colin McCahon covering the period from the 1930s to the early 1980s. Central to McCahon's oeuvre is the investigation of the true nature of faith and his own spiritual experience and development.

Dadang Christanto: They give evidence
The first exhibition in the Art Gallery of New South Wales' temporary exhibitions space within the new Asian galleries is the confronting and moving larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto

Darkness & Light: Caravaggio and his World
An exhibition of paintings by Baroque Master, Caravaggio, augmented with approximately 50 works by Caravaggio's immediate followers, demonstrating the international nature of his 'school' and its influence.

David Moore 1927 - 2003
This selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of 260 photographs is a tribute to the life and work of one of Australia's most influential photographers.

Finalists - Prizes 2003
Artists selected for exhibition in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and the Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize 22 March - 25 May 2003.

James Fairfax Collection
The James Fairfax Collection presents the most splendid European art ever displayed on the walls of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and certainly the most personal. The exhibition includes James Fairfax's major gifts to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and other public galleries from around Australia; together with his private collection, the majority of which has never been publicly exhibited.

James Gleeson
This exhibition honours Australia's most notable Surrealist. It is the first overview by the Art Gallery of New South Wales of James Gleesonís drawings and includes some of his earliest, made in the late 1930s, to the most recent. The exhibition reveals the indebtedness of Gleeson's painting to drawing and offers a sympathetic and informed insight into his imagination.

New Asian galleries
New Asian galleries showcase a superb collection of Asian Art.

New Asian Galleries Launch Weekend Programme
The Art Gallery of New South Wales celebrates the launch of the new Asian galleries with a full weekend of free festival events and performance for all the family. Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October 2003

Parallel Visions
An exhibition exploring the associations, both personal and professional, between some of the best-loved Australian artists in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

People's Choice Prize Winner
It was announced at the Art Gallery of New South Wales today (15 May 2003) that Sydney-based artist DALU ZHAO is the winner of the People's Choice for the 2003 Archibald prize for his portrait "Lao Fei" Stephen FitzGerald.

Photo Portrait Prize Winner
Greg Weight has won the inaugural Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize for his portrait, "Railroad blues Jim Conway 2003". Greg Weight receives a prize of $15,000.

Prize Winners 2003
The winners of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, the Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize and the Trustees' Watercolour Prize for 2003.

SEASONS: The Beauty of Transience in Japanese Art
SEASONS: The Beauty of Transience in Japanese Art presents some of the finest examples of Japanese art created over 400 years. Drawn from public and private collections around Japan, the exhibition reveals the profound Japanese love and appreciation of nature.

Still Life
Still Life brings together five of Australia's most innovative younger sculptors, Ronnie van Hout, Emily Floyd, Ricky Swallow, Mikala Dwyer and James Angus, in the inaugural Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project

Susan Norrie - Undertow
'Undertow' is simultaneously an overwhelming and deeply meditative video installation, one of the most ambitious that Susan Norrie has created, and the culmination of several years of experimentation and development in her art practice.

The Dobell Prize for Drawing
The Dobell Prize for Drawing, the first ten years 1993 - 2002 and the announcement of the 2003 winner of the The Dobell Prize for Drawing. 12 noon, Thursday, 11 September 2003 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Tracey Emin
British artist Tracey Emin creates art works from a disarmingly frank exploration of her own life. This exhibition presents Emin's highly confessional videos and drawings in which she exposes her hopes, humiliations, failures and successes in a very direct manner. "Often tragic and frequently humourous, it is as if by telling her story and weaving it into the fiction of her art she somehow transforms it." (WhiteCube)

True Stories
'True Stories' is an exhibition of Aboriginal Art from the East Kimberley region of Western Australia featuring 80 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from c.1976 to the present.

Whiteley On the Beach
The exhibition presents works by Brett Whiteley and other Australian artists including Julian Ashton, Lloyd Rees, Sidney Nolan and Gary Shead that explore Australians' love affair with the coastal landscape. The images tell of sensory pleasures derived from a total immersion in the experience of being in the surf, or the mediatory mood of simply staring out to sea.

Whiteley works on paper
The exhibition The Fourth Veil is dedicated to key works on paper by Brett Whiteley. The title comes frmo his 1976 catalogue notes where he describes the discipline of observation as being the ability to "concentrate on one vision till it discloses its third and fourth veil".