Exhibitions that closed in 2004

Adam Geczy & Mike Parr
A collaborative video installation by contemporary artists Mike Parr and Adam Geczy.
6 February - 7 March 2004


Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2004
The Archibald Prize for portrait painting is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious art awards. The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture, by an Australian artist. The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting or genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.
The CPB Australian Photographic Portrait Prize has been established to promote contemporary portrait photography and excellence in all forms of still photo-based art.
27 March - 16 May 2004


An exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the Higher School examination in Visual Arts, 2003.
30 January - 21 March 2004


Australian Postwar Photodocumentary
This exhibition explores the various guises and definitions of the documentary in Australian photography from 1940-1985 and includes work by Max Dupain, David Moore, Sandy Edwards, Robert McFarlane, Mervyn Bishop and others.
12 June - 8 August 2004


Biennale of Sydney 2004
An international festival of contemporary art, featuring the work of 51 artists from 32 countries. It explores the borders of perception and invites viewers to embark on a journey of poetic encounters.
4 June - 15 August 2004


Brent Harris
A new installation by Melbourne contemporary artist Brent Harris. This new project comprises a new series of paintings and fourteen aquatints entitled 'The Stations' 1989.
24 April - 25 July 2004


Celestial Silks
Featuring over 70 exquisite textiles made in China for use at the imperial court or as temple offerings in China or Tibet.
31 July - 24 October 2004


Champagne works of art
This year for the annual fundraiser for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Research Library and Archive at the Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo, 28 artists have created works of art on 28 rare bottles of French champagne.
29 October - 8 November 2004


Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
A Retrospective of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, a pioneer of the Western Desert Painting movement.
14 May - 11 July 2004


Colin McCahon
A major survey exhibition of New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. It includes over 70 works, covering his artistic career from the end of the 1930s to the beginning of the 1980s.
14 November 2003 - 18 January 2004


Contemporary Australian Prints
A selection of contemporary Australian prints from the Gallery's collection. It includes major multi-sheet works, intimate wood engravings and etchings, prints by Aboriginal artists, artists' books and works from portfolios.
3 April - 6 June 2004


Crossing Country
An exhibition of works by Western Arnhem Land artists, comprising some 300 works including bark painting, sculpture, weaving and works on paper.
25 September � 12 December 2004


Dadang Christanto
This exhibition, the first in the temporary exhibitions space within the new Asian galleries, consists of the confronting and moving larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto.
25 October 2003 - 4 January 2004


Darkness & Light: Caravaggio and His World
An exhibition of paintings by the Italian Baroque Master, Caravaggio, augmented with approximately 50 works by Caravaggio's immediate followers, demonstrating the international nature of his 'school' and its influence.
29 November 2003 - 22 February 2004


Dobell Prize for Drawing 2004
The most important drawing prize in Australia. It was established in 1993 as an initiative of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
21 August - 17 October 2004


Fantastic Mountains
An exhibition of Chinese Landscape painting, including hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, album leafs and fan-shape works of art from the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th-19th centuries).
12 March - 9 May 2004


Great Fences of Australia
Exhibition and new music performance featuring great fences across Australia, including the Dingo Fence and Rabbit-Proof Fence. Performances daily at 1pm & Daily (except Wednesdays) at 4pm.
20 January - 27 January 2004


Indian Folk Paintings & Textiles
In the rich visual culture of India, painting and the decoration of everyday objects has had a long and meaningful history. This exhibition draws on paintings and pictorial cloths from the Gallery's collection to show the richness and diversity of India's vernacular art traditions.
29 May - 4 July 2004


James Angus
Installation by Australian contemporary artist, James Angus. Angus questions our perception of what is possible, installing a full size 'real' truck squeezed between the doorways of the Gallery's project space.
7 August - 4 October 2004


Man Ray
Over 200 photographs and photograms by the French surrealist photographer, Man Ray, focusing on the artist's working method and his ability to create an alternate existence for his subjects.
6 February - 18 April 2004


Max Dupain: Man Ray's Influence
A small selection of the work of Australian photographer Max Dupain, drawn from the collection, which brings to light the influence of Man Ray.
7 February - 7 March 2004


Nam June Paik
An exhibition of the work of the major international Korean-American video/installation artist, Nam June Paik.
10 January - 8 February 2004


Philip Brophy: Fluorescent
A multi-screen video mixed in surround-sound by Melbourne artist Philip Brophy.
14 February - 18 April 2004


Plein-air painting in Europe 1780-1850
An exhibition of landscape sketches painted out-of-doors ('en plein air') by European artists in the decades before impressionism.
4 September - 31 October 2004


Robert Owen
This exhibition of selected work from the last decade by senior Australian artist Robert Owen focuses on the connections between Owen's often rigorously minimal sculptural practice and his richly coloured and emotive abstract paintings.
16 October -28 November 2004


Rover Thomas
In 1990, Rover Thomas (1926-1998) was one of two Aboriginal artists selected to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. This is an exhibition of his work, organised by The Holmes a Court Collection, Heystesbury.
21 February - 6 June 2004


Shoot the Chef!
An exhibition of finalists' photographic portraits chosen from The Sydney Morning Herald's Shoot the Chef! competition. Part of Good Food Month, October 2004. A selection of portraits will also be featured in Good Living in the Sydney Morning Herald.
1 October - 31 October 2004