Exhibitions that closed in 2001

Archibald Prize 2001
Australia's most loved and controversial art prize. Includes the Sulman and Wynne Prizes and the Dobell Prize for Drawing.
17 March - 12 May 2001


A vibrant and popular exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding works created for the 2000 NSW Higher School Certificate examination in Visual Arts.
26 January - 25 March 2001


British Etchings
An extensive survey of British etching from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
24 August - 11 November 2001


British Victorian Painting
To celebrate the inauguration of the John and Julie Schaeffer Gallery, John and Julie Schaeffer have lent thirty major Victorian paintings which are displayed alongside works from the Gallery's own collection.
9 October 2000 - 9 September 2001


Colin Lanceley
Focusing on two major early works (Dry salvages 1964 and Gemini 1964) by renowned Sydney artist Colin Lanceley.
1 January - 25 March 2001


David Sequeira
Using geometric patterns and incorporating natural elements, David Sequiera explores the quest for enlightenment that has preoccupied philosophers and sages from all cultures.
24 February - 21 April 2001


Debra Phillips
An exhibition of photographs by Australian contemporary artist Debra Phillips,derived from Joseph Banks' Florilegium in the British Museum.
12 August - 30 September 2001


From Music Hall to Landscape: Fred Williams
An exhibition of prints and drawings by Australian artist Fred Williams 1927-1982.
25 August - 24 November 2001


Fun Five Fun Story
Five international artists from Africa.
15 November 15 2000 - 7 January 2001


Hanga: Japanese Creative Prints
Focusing on the new concept of "prints as art" that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century.
28 October 2000 - 7 January 2001


Heroes and Villains from Japan's Floating World
An exhibition of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings from the Edo period of Japanese art, featuring heroes and villains from Japan's past, including samurai, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers.
19 May - 19 August 2001


Indian Painting
Indian Painting from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
6 April - 2 July 2001


John Glover: Australian Focus
An exhibition focusing on the landscape painting "Natives on the Ouse River, Van Diemen's Land" 1838, by Australian artist John Glover (1767-1849).
1 April - 24 June 2001


John Meade
Propulsion 2000. A new two-screen video installation by contemporary artist John Meade. The exhibition space reflects the spatial dynamic depicted on the video screens.
29 April - 24 June 2001


Masks of Mystery
Bronze Masks from the Sacrificial Pits of the Ancient Shu Kingdom of China.
22 December 2000 - 18 March 2001


New Painting in Australia 1
The first of three exhibitions exploring the state of Australian painting at the start of the new millennium.
23 June - 12 August 2001


Nigel Helyer
Acoustic sculptures by Australian contemporary artist Nigel Helyer.
15 November 2000 - 4 February 2001


Reveals the breadth of the Gallery's impressive collection of bark paintings, featuring the classic works commissioned by Dr Stuart Scougall and Tony Tuckson from north-east Arnhem Land in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
2 November 2000 - 6 May 2001


Operation Art
An exhibition of children's art created for the Children's Hospital, Westmead.
2 - 14 October 2001


Reconciliation 2001
Student Art Exhibition celebrating Reconciliation Week.
25 May - 11 June 2001


Renoir to Picasso
Masterpieces from the Mus�e de l'Orangerie Paris.
1 June - 29 July, 2001


Russell Drysdale: Australian Focus
An exhibition focusing on a painting by Australian artist Russell Drysdale: 'Sunday evening' 1941.
30 June - 23 September 2001


snow � noise
An installation exhibition by contemporary artist Carsten Nicolai, on the theme of snow crystallisation.
1 July - 5 August 2001


Space Odysseys
An exhibition of large-scale, immersive installations, by leading international and Australian contemporary artists.
18 August - 14 October 2001


Stephen Birch
Contemporary art installation by Stephen Birch.
9 December 2000 - 14 January 2001


World Without End
Examining the extraordinary role of photography in shaping 20th century consciousness. This was a century characterised by prolific creation, circulation and consumption of images.
2 December 2000 - 25 February 2001