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Rupert Bunny: artist in Paris

Until 21 February

Rupert Bunny (1864–1947) created grand sumptuous paintings of Parisian life in the late 19th century and was one of the most successful painters of his time. This exhibition celebrates this exceptional Australian artist through 100 works from collections around Australia, London and Paris, many never seen before in this country.

All Rupert Bunny special events
Art After Hours program through summer:
Free film series – So this is Paris
Rupert Bunny media release

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur

Until 26 January

Fifty-four exquisite Indian paintings come from the Jodhpur royal collection to Australia for the first time. These rare 17th–19th century works of art are extraordinary in there size and luminous colours. The show comes straight from the British Museum, London, where it received critical acclaim.

Indian summer (Garden and Cosmos) media release

The Dobell Prize for Drawing 2009

Until 31 January

Australia’s richest and most respected award for drawing, the Dobell Prize for Drawing exhibition comprises 46 drawings, including the winning work by Pam Hallandal entitled Tsunami.
Free admission

Dobell Prize for Drawing media release

40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects
+ Tatzu Nishi: War and peace and in between

Until 14 February

An exhibition celebrating 40 years of ambitious and influential art projects + the latest project, where visitors can walk into surreal spaces created by Tatzu Nishi constructed around sculptures outside the front of the Gallery.
Free admission

40 Years media release
Tatzu Nishi media release

6 Photographers

5 December 2009 – 7 March 2010

Twenty-nine photographs by Gordon Andrews, Max Dupain, Kerry Dundas, Hal Missingham, Axel Poignant and David Potts, capturing the old, the new and the everyday. These six Australian photographers first exhibited together in 1955 in a key exhibition that represented a shift from the traditions of pictorialism to the recording of contemporary life.
Free admission

6 Photographers media release

On view:Art Gallery of New South Wales,
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Telephone:02) 9225 1744
(02) 9225 7400 Recorded information
1800 679 278 National toll-free
Hours:10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
(closed Christmas Day)
Art After Hours Wednesday nights until 9pm
Media Information and Interviews:Claire Martin
(02) 9225 1734 or 0414 437 588

IMAGE CREDIT: Rupert Bunny Dolce farniente (detail) c1897. Private collection, Melbourne. Courtesy of John Playfoot Fine Art; Death of Vali; Rama and Lakshmana wait out the monsoon (detail) from the Ramchantmanas of Tulsidas (1532-1623), Jodhpur, c1775. Mehrangarh Museum Trust; Vicki Parish Father and son (detail) �the artist; Kerry Dundas High octane tank, Kurnell Refinery, California Texas Oil Co, 1953, gelatin silver photograph. Courtesy Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney; Tatzu Nishi War and peace and in between 2009. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. �the artist. Courtesy Kaldor Public Art Projects; Gregor Schneider 21 beach cells 2007. �the artist. Courtesy Kaldor Public Art Projects.