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2004 Archibald, Wynne, Sulman & Photo Portrait Prizes
Winners, finalists, and press releases on the 2004 Archibald, Wynne, Sulman Prizes and The Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize.

2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing Finalists
View the list of finalists for the 2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing.The winner will be announced on Friday 20 August at 12 noon.This is one of the most coveted art awards in Australia. The judge of the 2004 Dobell Prize is eminent Australian artist John Olsen.

Allan Mitelman
Mitelman is one of Australia's foremost abstract artists. This exhibition surveys three decades of his work from the late 1960s to the present and is the first comprehensive survey of the his varied repertoire of drawings, prints and paintings on paper.
30 October 2004 - 16 January 2005

Anne Landa Award
Six artists have been selected for the inaugural Anne Landa Award exhibition. This is the first award exhibition in Australia for moving image and new media work.
2 December 2004 - 13 February 2005

Anne Landa Award Established
Acclaimed film director Peter Weir will announce the establishment of a new $25,000 art award in honour of Anne Landa on 11 February 2004 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Anne Landa Award Winner
Melbourne artist David Rosetzky is the recipient of the inaugural Anne Landa Award for moving image and new media work.

Archibald Dates 2004
Media release - important dates for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, 2004.

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2004
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 and Sulman finalists 2004
Click here for thumbnail images of the 40 Archibald Portrait Prize finalists and the full listing of Wynne and Sulman finalists.

Art After Hours - Caravaggio Jan/Feb
Explore the passion, pain and pleasure of Caravaggio's world with the gallery's late night Wednesday Art After Hours programme - featuring free celebrity talks, films, exhibition tours and Baroque inspired performances.

Art After Hours - Celestial Silks - July - Sept
For six weeks, visitors to Art After Hours, the Gallery's Wednesday night events program will be treated to a series of half-hour concerts performed by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Art After Hours - Celestial Silks - September
From culinary delights and imperial politics to China doll fashionistas, guest speakers Kylie Kwong, Kevin Rudd MP and Linda Jaivin share their experiences of Chinese culture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Their talks on 8, 15 & 22 September are part of Gallery's Wednesday evening events program Art After Hours.

Art After Hours - Man Ray in March
The March Art After Hours programme celebrates revolutionary and inventive 20th century photographic artist Man Ray with FREE celebrity talks, FBi Djs in the ArtBar, Robert Herbert's film programme and more.

Art After Hours Archibald Program 31 March - 21 April 2004
Richard Glover, Gretel Killeen and Jonathan Biggins are just some of the celebrity speakers who will discuss the illusion of fame at the Archibald during the Gallery's late night Wednesday program Art After Hours.

Art After Hours Biennale Program 16 June - 21 July
To celebrate the 14th Biennale of Sydney, Art After Hours, the Gallery's Wednesday evening events program, gives visitors the chance to engage with the contemporary and confront the controversial with talks, films, live music and art until 9pm.

Art After Hours Concerts 28 April - 26 May
Commencing Wednesday 28 April at 6.30pm, ensembles from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music perform Archibald inspired concerts in the 19th century courts of the Gallery.

Australian Photographic Portrait finalists 2004
Images and artist list of the 37 Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize finalists.

Australian postwar photodocumentary
Australian postwar photodocumentary explores the diversity of approach and definitions of the documentary in photography in this country. Photograhers include Max Dupain, David Moore, Axel Poignant, David Potts, Fiona Hall, Gerrit Fokkema, Mervyn Bishop, Sandy Edwards and Roger Scott.

Biennale of Sydney 2004
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the key venues in Sydney's 14th Biennale. Curated by Portuguese art luminary, Isabel Carlos, with the theme 'On Reason and Emotion', this features 51 invited artists from 32 countries.

Brent Harris
Inspired by fellow New Zealand artist Colin McCahon and Michelangelo's Pieta, renowned contemporary artist Brent Harris seeks to explore the visual and emotional realms of religious art in the human condition.

Brett Whiteley Key Works
This exhibition, held at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills, includes a selection of major works from favourite themes in the artist's famous career. These include images of the artist's muse as nude model, his evocative landscapes and his iconographic panoramas of Sydney Harbour.

Brett Whiteley Scholarship 2004
The 2004 winner of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship will be announced on Thursday 7 October 2004, 12 noon at the Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Brett Whiteley Scholarship 2004 Winner
Alan Jones, from East Brunswick, Victoria, is the winner of the 2004 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship with his work 'Figure #II 2004'.
9 October - 28 November 2004.

Brett Whiteley Studio re-opens (printer-friendly)

Celestial Silks: Chinese religious & court textiles
Celestial Silks offers a rare opportunity to view over seventy visually spectacular and sumptuous Chinese religious and court textiles. The exhibition concentrates on unusual and unpublished examples that will interest both the serious collector and those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of Chinese textiles.
31 July - 24 October 2004.

Champagne Bottle Fundraiser
This year for the much anticipated annual fundraiser for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Research Library and Archive at the Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo, 28 artists have created some extraordinary works of art on 28 rare bottles of French champagne. Until 8 November

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (c.1932-2002) was one of the truly visionary Australian artists of the twentieth century. Through the sheer power and beauty of his paintings, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri introduced his culture to the rest of Australia and then, to the world.

Contemporary Australian Prints
This exhibition presents a selection of contemporary Australian prints acquired through purchase and generous benefaction over the last fifteen years for the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Cremaster Cycle
For the first time in Sydney, as part of an exclusive Australian premiere season, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in conjunction with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Accent Film Entertainment, will screen Matthew Barney's legendary 'The Cremaster Cycle'.

Crossing Country
Crossing Country - the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art is the first major survey of Kuninjku and related key artists from Aboriginal communities to the west of Maningrida in Arnhem Land.
25 September - 12 December 2004

Crossing Country Art After Hours program
Art After Hours features four celebrity talks complementing the landmark indigenous exhibition Crossing Country. Wesley Enoch (20 Oct), Dr Anita Heiss (27 Oct), Leah Purcell (3 Nov) and David Page (10 Nov), will talk on the evolving presence of Indigenous culture in some of today's storytelling mediums including visual and performing arts, film and literature

Fantastic Mountains
FANTASTIC MOUNTAINS reveals the rich imaginations and sensitivities of the Chinese landscape painters in a variety of styles. All the paintings, most of which have not been seen outside China, are from outstanding collection of the Shanghai Museum, one of the most important museums in China.

Fluorescent - Philip Brophy
FLUORESCENT, the latest creation from sound artist Philip Brophy, pays homage to the androgynous, multi-sexual Glam aesthetic with a mock music installation.

Great Fences of Australia
An installation and musical performances by Jon Rose and Hollis Taylor, on the theme of the great system of fences that cross the Australian Outback, including the Dingo Fence and the Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Indian Folk Paintings and Textiles
The rich heritage of Indian visual traditions is explored in an exhibition of Indian folk paintings and textiles at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

James Angus
There is a MACK truck in the Art Gallery of New South Wales - the new contemporary project by Sydney artist, James Angus.

Man Ray
Man Ray was one of the most famous and original artists of the 20th century. This is the first monographic exhibition of his work to tour Australia and is organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Max Dupain
This selection of Dupain's work, drawn from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Collection, illustrates his admiration for Man Ray and is on display from 7 February to 7 March 2004

Nam June Paik
The Art Gallery of New South Wales' fascinating presentation of acclaimed multi-media artist Nam June Paik coincides with a major installation of the artist's work on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney Festival 2003.

Packing Room Prize Winner 2004
Evert Ploeg has been awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2004 Archibald Prize for his portrait of Jana Wendt.

Patrick White - Special Event
On Sunday 19 September the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales presents an evening of reminiscence, remembrance and homage to one of Australia's greatest writers, Patrick White.

Photographic Portrait Prize 2004
"Following on from the overwhelming success of last year's inaugural exhibition, the Gallery is pleased to continue its association with Citigroup Private Bank in presenting one of Australia's important photographic portrait prizes." Edmund Capon, Director Art Gallery of New South Wales

Plein-air Art After Hours Talks
Celebrity speakers Peter McCallum (29 September), David Dale (6 October) and Richard Glover (13 October 2004) will discuss a range of topics relating to the theme of plein-air painting for the Gallery's Wednesday evening events program - Art After Hours.

Plein-air painting in Europe 1780-1850
The Impressionists were not the first to paint in the open air. This exhibition captures the scores of artists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries - Belgian, British, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian - who shared this passion: to capture spontaneous 'impressions' of nature by painting in the open air.
4 September - 31 October 2004.

Robert Owen
An exhibition of selected work from 1994 to 2004 by senior Australian artist Robert Owen is this year's Balnaves Sculpture Project. The exhibition focuses on the connections between Owen's often rigorously minimal sculptural practice and his richly coloured and emotive abstract paintings.

Rover Thomas
Drawing on works from the Holmes Court Collection and State gallery collections from across the country, the Art Gallery of New South Wales announces a major exhibition by one of Australia's great artists, Rover Thomas.

School Holiday Programs 25 Sept - 10 Oct 2004
The Art Gallery of New South Wales provides an exciting range of programs for kids and adults during the September/ October school holidays.

Silly Season at Art After Hours
This December, visit the Gallery during its late night Wednesday (open until 9pm) to do the Christmas shopping, enjoy a magical concert in the grand 19th courts, view a film from the Japanese-inspired program of Cinema and relax with a glass of wine in the ArtBar.

Summer at the Gallery
Escape the heat this summer and head for the coolest place in town, the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This summer there is something for everyone from Caravaggio to Man Ray, with a host of events for all the family to enjoy.

The Art of Japanese Screen Painting
The folding screen is one of the most distinctive and beautiful forms of Japanese art. This exhibition displays highlights from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' outstanding collection of Japanese screens, dating from the 17th to the 19th century.
6 November 2004 - February 2005.

Whiteley Portraits
This exhibition displays many self-portraits by Brett Whiteley and significant examples of his portraits of other artists including Joel Elenberg, David Hockney, Vincent Van Gogh and Francis Bacon.

Winner 2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing
Garry Shead is the winner of the 2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing for his diptych 'Colloquy with John Keats'.