This exhibition includes eight paintings by Albert Tucker and eighty-three works on paper which are promised gifts on loan from Barbara Tucker, the artist's widow. This is the first time a selection of them is on show.
17 January – 11 March 2007
An incomplete world
An incomplete world features paintings and photographs by leading international artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Sarah Morris, Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Ed Ruscha, Lucian Freud, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman. The exhibition is selected from The UBS Art Collection, one of the finest international corporate art collections.
19 May - 5 August 2007
From the self-conscious stage-setting of her early work to the striking colour and large-scale format of her recent photography, Sydney-born Anne Zahalka continues to explore the nature of images and image-making.
14 March - 2 May 2007
Anselm Kiefer: Recent work
Anselm Kiefer is regarded as one of the most important and influential artists working today. This exhibition includes the monumental recent work of this extraordinary artist.
19 May - 29 July 2007
April Art After Hours
April offers the rare opportunity to see four popular exhibitions at the Gallery: the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, 'Tezuka: the Marvel of Manga', 'Artexpress' and 'Howard Arkley'. With celebrity talks by prominent politicians, broadcasters and comedians, and a wide range of late night exhibition tours, it is the ideal time to engage with Art After Hours.
Drawn from works submitted for the NSW HSC visual art examination, ARTEXPRESS is one of the Gallery's most popular exhibitions. Presenting 52 exceptional art works it provides up-to the minute insights into students’ creativity and the issues and ideas that are relevant to them.
14 February - 22 April 2007
August Art After Hours
The upcoming weeks of Art After Hours present the opportunity to explore the richness of the Islamic arts. The Artbar comes alive with musical performances inspired by Middle Eastern traditions.
The photographs of August Sander draws 158 unique photographs from The J. Paul Getty Museum, which has the most substantial collection of Sander photographs outside of Germany (approximately 1,200). This is the first time they have been seen in Australia.
17 November 2007 – 3 February 2008
Australian etchings and engravings
The Art Gallery of New South Wales presents an exhibition of over 100 Australian etchings and wood engravings made between the 1880s and 1930s.
5 May - 22 July
AWS 07 Art After Hours
Archibald is back! Celebrate Australia's most famous portrait prize during the Gallery's late night openings every Wednesday until 9pm. Enjoy Archibald celebrity talks with comedians, broadcasters and politicians, DJs in the ArtBar, guided tours - the complete mix for your Wednesday night at the Gallery.
AWS 2007 Finalists
Finalist artists and works selected for the 2006 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.
AWS 2007 Packing room prize winner
Artist Danelle Bergstrom from Sydney has been awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2007 Archibald Prize for her portrait of Australian actor, Jack Thompson.
Belgiorno-Nettis family donate $4 million
28 August 2007 the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced that one of the leading arts families in Australia: the Belgiorno-Nettis family have agreed to donate $4 million to the gallery over four years in support of its contemporary art galleries.
The Bertram Mackennal exhibition, the Fifth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, will feature fifty-five sculptures, and an accompanying monograph on the artist – the first of its kind – which also includes a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of Mackennal's sculptures on CD-ROM
17 August - 4 November 2007
Brett Whiteley Studio free access
The Art Gallery of New South Wales manages the Brett Whiteley Studio and has entered into a partnership with JPMorgan. This relationship enables free access to the studio and the first comprehensive handbook of the studio containing many unpublished images of Whiteley at work.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude lecture
Internationally renowned avant-garde artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will present a special public discussion about key aspects of their impressive art projects.
Saturday 15 December 2007, 11am – 12.30 pm
Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro
Sydney artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro make site-specific and daring installations which often explore the idea of the home and permanency. This project includes a Ger - a Mongolian tent - filled with archive boxes and a trailer stacked with mirrored Perspex and wooden sculptures.
16 August to 24 October 2007
Cosmetic surgery as art & design
Controversial French performance artist Orlan will be giving a free public lecture titled 'This Is My Body, This Is My Software: between western culture and non-western culture' in Sydney on 30 July 2007.
David Hockney acquisition
Art Gallery of New South Wales acquires David Hockney’s 'A closer winter tunnel', 2006 for $3.6 million. The painting, consisting of six canvas panels is now on public display at the Gallery.
Dobell Drawing Prize - winner
Ana Pollak wins the 2007 Dobell Prize for Drawing with her sensitively realised and restrained landscape drawing, 'Mullet Creek'.
Exhibition dates: 24 August - 4 November 2007
Dobell Drawing Prize 2007
The Dobell Prize is the most respected award for drawing in Australia. Initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the prize was first awarded in 1993. The winner receives $20,000. The winner of this year's prize will be announced on Thursday 23 August at 11am.
February Art After Hours
Art After Hours February Program
Explore the Gallery every Wednesday until 9pm.
Free upcoming events include Celebrity talks by Gretel Killeen, Paul Livingston (aka Flacco) as well as the free anime film series in conjunction with Tezuka: the Marvel of Manga exhibition.
Gail Hastings' 'sculptural situations' are neither installation nor sculpture but spaces where the viewer is encouraged to translate the material aspects of what can be seen with other imperceptible dimensions.
29 March - 9 May 2007
Gallery focuses on disability programs
The Gallery can now commit to delivering several access programs for the next three years, including special art making workshops for intellectually disabled and intellectually gifted children, Touch Tours and Auslan- interpreted events.
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
Mollie Gowing’s support has enabled the Art Gallery NSW to buy 362 works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Gifted displays more than 100 of these works by artists including Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Michael Jagamara Nelson, Emily Kam Ngwarray and Judy Watson.
2 December 2006 - 16 September 2007
For almost thirty years Howard Arkley (1951-1999) produced some of the most idiosyncratic and iconoclastic art in Australia. This exhibition represents the development of his oeuvre from the early 1970s to his final major works.
10 March - 6 May 2007
Ishiuchi Miyako: mother's
Ishiuchi Miyako is one of Japan’s leading contemporary photographers. This exhibition is a recreation of her show at the 51st Venice Biennale, where it was one of the highlights.
24 May – 5 August 2007
July Art After Hours
The upcoming weeks of Art After Hours present the opportunity to explore the richness of the Islamic arts. The Artbar comes alive with musical performances on traditional Middle Eastern instruments including the tabla, darbuka and reed instruments.
June Art After Hours
June events cover the range of exhibitions on this month at the Gallery. An incomplete world inspires the first burst of Celebrity talks with later speakers drawing on The Arts of Islam exhibition which opens on 22 June. With three free exhibitions of leading international contemporary art and the finest display of Islamic arts ever seen in Australia, winter is a great time to explore the Gallery after hours.
Kitty Kantilla was one of Australia’s most remarkable Indigenous artists, celebrated for her innovation, unique style and mastery of a range of mediums. The breadth and beauty of her work will be unveiled in this major
7 December 2007 – 20 January 2008
May Art After Hours
Late opening every Wednesday extends the opportunity to see the Archibald Prize before it closes on the 13 May. The Gallery also presents leading International contemporary art this month with three free exhibitions opening.
Mountains and Streams
Drawing on works from the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection of Chinese art and paintings, this exhibition is a special opportunity to see the historical and spiritual importance that landscape painting has always represented for Chinese artists.
29 November 2007 - 10 February 2008
November Art After Hours
This month's program of events is inspired by the Sidney Nolan exhibition. Celebrity Talks are a major highlight with performances and talks by Warren Fahey, Libbi Gorr and Stuart Purves
October Art After Hours
This month enjoy a diverse program of events inspired by the current exhibitions Translucent World: Chinese jade from the Forbidden City and One Sun One Moon. The Westerns: Outlaws and Outsiders film program commences in the lead up to the major Sidney Nolan exhibition and the ArtBar presents performances on the bamboo flute and didjeridu.
One Sun One Moon
A new book published by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, celebrates Aboriginal culture, country and community. Also, an accompanying exhibition
3 July - 2 December 2007
Fleischmann intended to publish a book, Bali through a sculptor’s eyes, but it never eventuated after his death in 1990. This exhibition commemorates the launch of the book and includes sculpture, a recently acquired sketchbook and a selection of his photographs.
5 May - 29 August 2007
Photography Collection Handbook
The Photography Collection Handbook presents 400 images from the 4,000 photographs the Art Gallery of New South Wales holds in its unique collection. Now available from the Gallery Shop.
Police investigate theft
Police are investigating the theft of a valuable 17th century work of art from the Art Gallery of New South Wales last weekend. The art work by Frans van Mieris I, titled 'A cavalier (self portrait)', was stolen from the Gallery between 10am and 12.30pm on Sunday 10 June 2007.
Dragging art history into popular culture, Redford's new series of 'surf' paintings represent the visual and social culture of the Gold Coast and focus on the dissolve between high and so-called low culture.
13 December 2007 - 23 March 2008
September Art After Hours
Four great exhibitions are on this month, including The Arts of Islam, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, Translucent World: Chinese Jade from the Forbidden City and Bertram Mackennal. NB: Due to APEC 2007, events have been cancelled for Wednesday 5 September. The film screening will run as usual.
This is the first major retrospective of Sidney Nolan’s paintings since his death in 1992. It presents an opportunity to unravel something of the artist’s enigma and understand his essential achievement across an entire career.
2 November 2007 - 3 February 2008
Sphere of Influence
The planet earth is the subject of Jon Rose’s installation, sphere of influence which is an interactive ball game featuring a 2.4 metre ball, the movements of which, manipulate both sound and image.
22 - 25 November 2007
Steven Lowy - new President
Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales today announced that Steven Lowy is the new President of the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Steven was appointed to the AGNSW Board in 2006.
Anna Munster and Michele Barker present the Australian premiere of their multi-channel video and sound installation, Struck – a work which critically addresses the complexities of being diagnosed with a neurological disease.
8 February - 22 March 2007
Summer Art After Hours
Art After Hours Summer Program
Explore the Gallery every Wednesday until 9pm.
Free upcoming events include Celebrity talks, Exhibition talks, Yoga in the Gallery and Artist talks.
Summer at the Gallery
Enjoy the many exhibitions, Art After Hours talks, events and films during the summer holidays. Explore the Gallery and see Director, Art Gallery NSW, Edmund Capon’s three ‘must see’ paintings.
Tezuka - the Marvel of Manga
TEZUKA Osamu is heralded as an icon of the Japanese manga movement. Creating over 700 manga titles in his lifetime, his characters include Kimba the White Lion and Astro Boy.
23 February - 29 April 2007
The Arts of Islam
The Arts of Islam illustrates the breadth of artistic achievement in the Islamic world from early Islam in the
7th century to the early 20th century.
22 June – 23 September 2007
Translucent World is an exhibition of Chinese jade from the outstanding collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, featuring the manifold uses of jade depicting nature as a reflection of human beliefs and emotions.
29 August - 11 November 2007
UBS Contemporary 06
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has entered into a three-year partnership with UBS to present the gallery’s contemporary collection in a new dynamic way. The collection displays will change frequently to give far greater access to contemporary art an includes works by Anselm Kiefer, Bill Henson and Janet Laurence.
28 September 2006 - April 2007