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Adam Cullen: let's get lost
This is Adam Cullen�s first survey show in an art museum and presents some 35 works including paintings and early �grunge� sculptures.
15 May - 27 July 2008

Archibald 08 finalists
Finalist artists and works selected for the 2008 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.

Archibald 08 Packing Room Prize
Artist Martin Ball from Auckland has been awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2008 Archibald Prize for his portrait of Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn.

Archibald 2008 Important Dates
Key dates for the 2008 Archibald Prize, Australia's most extraordinary art event.
8 March - 18 May 2008

Archibald Prize 08 People's Choice Winner
Vincent Fantauzzo for his portrait of Heath Ledger wins the People�s Choice for the 2008 Archibald Prize

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2008 winners
Winners, finalists, and press releases on the 2008 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. 8 March - 18 May 2008

Archibald-inspired Art After Hours 08
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 TV presenters, broadcasters, authors and scientists, Live Music in the ArtBar, guided tours - the complete mix for your Wednesday night at the Gallery.

Art After Hours August 08
The August 2008 Art After Hours program of events is inspired by Living Black and includes celebrity speakers Deborah Cheetham and Patrick Johnson. This month also features a concert by celebrated musician Vic Simms.

Art After Hours February 08
This month's program of events is inspired by ARTEXPRESS, celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the Michael Riley exhibition opening later this month. Celebrity speakers include Gretel Killeen, Miles Merrill and Linda Burney.

Art after Hours July 08
July events include talks by Akira Isogawa and Ben Hills as well as special events for NAIDOC week celebrations.

Art After Hours June 08
Art After Hours in the upcoming months provides the opportunity to see 3 diverse exhibitions: Adam Cullen, the bad boy of Australian art; Taisho Chic: Japan in the 20s & 30s; and Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography.

Art After Hours May 08
Late opening every Wednesday extends the opportunity to view the Archibald Prize before it closes 18 May. Free upcoming events include celebrity talks by Annabel Crabb and Casey Bennetto as well as a musical performance inspired by Adam Cullen Let's get lost

Art After Hours November 08
Join us for November Art After Hours as MONET AND THE IMPRESSIONISTS continues with a range of exciting related events including a celebrity talk with floral sculptor, Tracey Deep.

Art After Hours October 08
October promises to be an exciting month of events inspired by Monet and the Impressionists and The Lost Buddhas. Celebrity speakers include Margaret Throsby and Adam Spencer talking to Edmund Capon.

Artexpress 08
The annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition, one of the gallery�s most popular exhibitions, turns 25 this year. This year 62 outstanding art works were elected from over 9000 students who sat the HSC Visual Arts in 2007.
2 February - 30 March 2008

Bill Viola
Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading contemporary artists. For over 30 years he has been at the forefront of developing the medium of video art. He visits Sydney in early April to present three major video works from The Tristan Project.
10 April - 27 July 2008

Brett Whiteley Studio Handbook
The first book on the studios of Brett Whiteley will be launched at the Brett Whiteley Studio on Thursday 13 December, 6pm. The book is a pictorial history of the artist�s studios throughout his life and features photographs never published before.

BWTAS 08 Winner
Amber Wallis from North Fitzroy in Victoria is the winner of the tenth Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship for her work 'Untitled landscape', 2007, mixed media on paper.
Finalists exhibited at the Brett Whiteley Studio, 20 September - 30 November 2008

Cézanne auction
Australia�s most significant artists have donated works which will be auctioned at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 27 October 2008, 6pm.

Cézanne purchase
On the 19 September the Art Gallery of NSW announced it is acquiring a pivotal painting in the history of art. The work is by Paul C�zanne entitled Bords de la Marne, c1888.

Charles Bayliss: Landscape Photographer
Charles Bayliss (1850-1897) is a leading figure in Australia�s photographic heritage. The images on display document the extensive expansion into Australia�s eastern interior which reflect nineteenth century Australia�s interest in �the great pastoral life� 9 February - 25 May 2008

Dobell 08 Finalists
List of finalists selected for the Dobell Prize for Drawing 2008

Dobell 08 Winner
Virginia Grayson wins the 2008 Dobell Prize for Drawing with her beautiful work, No conclusions drawn � self portrait.
5 September - 9 November 2008

Francis Mortimer
Englishman FJ Mortimer (1874-1944) was an acclaimed pictorialist photographer and a pioneer of the bromoil process famed for his dramatic seascapes.
26 July - 26 October 2008

Genji - The world of the Shining Prince
Written in about 1008 by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu, the Tale of Genji is one of Japan�s greatest cultural achievements. Drawing together 79 art works � Genji heralds Australia�s participation in the worldwide celebration of the 1000th anniversary of this unique tale.
12 December 2008 - 15 February 2009

ghosts in the machine
A photographic exhibition of 95 anonymous, intriguing images from the 1860s to the 1970s specifically chosen for their uniqueness, difference and sense of humour.
10 April - 16 July 2008

Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography
Harold Cazneaux (1878�1953) was Australia�s greatest pictorialist photographer who created some of the most memorable images of the early 20th century. This exhibition will include more than 100 of his iconic images, on themes such as landscape, portraits, artists� portraits, the harbour and the city, to explore the breadth and depth of his work.
5 June - 10 August 2008

Horace Trenerry
An exhibition of nineteen works by Australian landscape artist, Horace Trenerry whose work has been compared to that of van Gogh and Monet.
29 November 2008 - 15 March 2009

Intimate encounters
Drawn from collections throughout Australia, this exhibition of more than 70 works surveys the major schools of Indian painting.
22 February - 4 May 2008

Jacques Blanchard "Mars and the Vestal Virgin"
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has acquired an important 17th century painting Mars and the Vestal Virgin by Jacques Blanchard, who was one of the most important Parisian painters of his time.

Jan Senbergs, from screenprinter to painter
This is the first survey of the development of the work of Jan Senbergs comprising a generous selection of screenprints and a number of his most important and powerful paintings from the late 1970s to the present.
5 April - 25 May 2008

Judy Cassab: landscapes from the collection
This exhibition explores the Gallery�s rich collection of landscape paintings, drawings and watercolours by esteemed Sydney artist Judy Cassab.
29 May - 31 August 2008

Kaldor gift
Thursday 3 April 2008: Today the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced the gift of the John Kaldor Collection valued at over $35million Aus.

Kate Beynon
Kate Beynon�s practice includes installation, wall-based sculptures, digital animation, drawing and printmaking. Her work explores the creative possibilities of language � its translation, mistranslation, and distillation into symbols.
7 August - 26 October 2008

Michael Riley
The first major survey one of the most important contemporary Indigenous visual artists of the past two decades. Includes photomedia, films and video work.
22 February - 27 April 2008

Monet and the Impressionists
This exhibition features 29 works by Claude Monet alongside other masterpieces by Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, Degas, Sisley and others, most of which have never been shown before in Australia.
11 October 2008 - 26 January 2009

MOVE: Video art
On 9 September John Kaldor launches the 2008 MOVE: Video Art in schools project at the Art Gallery of NSW. This is the second in a three part DVD box set of 12 video art works by leading Australian artists.

Poetic Eye
The exhibition Poetic Eye includes some 50 poetically and musically activated Whiteley works together with the artist�s magnum opus, Alchemy, 18 panels of combined mural and self portrait painted in 1972-73. 1 December 2007 � 6 April 2008

Summer at the Gallery
Enjoy the many exhibitions and events at the Art Gallery of New South Wales during the holidays. Open daily (except Christmas Day)

Summer at the Gallery 09
Visit the Gallery in summer and view Monet and the Impressionists, Half Light, Genji,and Horace Trenerry. Also take a peek at Edmund Capon's 'top 3' paintings.

Taisho chic: Japanese modernity, nostalgia and deco
This exhibition features about 70 paintings, prints, textiles and decorative arts from the Taisho and early Showa eras from 1912 to the 1930s when Western-oriented ideologues championed avant-garde tastes from Europe and America.
22 May - 3 August 2008

The Lost Buddhas
On loan from the Qingzhou Municipal Museum, 35 sculptures from a significant archaelogical find in 1996 of some 400 stone Buddhist sculptures from the long-destroyed Longxing (Dragon Rise) Temple in Qingzhou, China.
29 August - 23 November 2008

Tom Arthur
This exhibition features the key early work of art educator and Sydney-based sculptor Tom Arthur which launched the artist�s career in Australia.
6 September - 23 November 2008

War: the prints of Otto Dix
Der Krieg [War] 1924 is a series of 51 etched prints documenting Otto Dix�s experiences in the First World War. It has been described as one of the most powerful and the most unpleasant anti-war statements in modern art.
22 August - 22 October 2008

Whiteley and the third dimension
A new exhibition will showcase some of Whiteley�s most famous sculptures along with ceramics, paintings, drawings and nudes.
Until 30 November 2008