Exhibitions at The Art Gallery of New South Wales
contemporary South Asian art
the photographic performance
Superposition: equilibrium and engagement
Japanese art 1990s to now
recent forms of photography
The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed
photography and the impressionable image
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Spanning over a century, What’s in a face? aspects of portrait photography is an exhibition of 45 photographs from the Art Gallery of NSW collection. The exhibition focuses on crucial points in the history of photographic depictions of the human face ranging from studio portraiture in the late 19th century to contemporary practices today.
Works by Australian photographers, such as Paul Foelsche, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Carol Jerrems, Destiny Deacon, Patrina Hicks, Darren Sylvester and other… more
Australian landscape photography 1970s until now
'..much has happened in photography that is sensational, but very little that is comparable with what Stieglitz did. The body of his work, the key set - I think - is the most beautiful photographic document of our time.' Georgia O'Keeffe 1978
The photographs Alfred Stieglitz [1864-1946] took around his summer house at Lake George, New York state, USA after 1915 are considered a major departure and dramatically influenced the course of photography. The desire to build a specifically 'American' a… more
THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age
Due to building renovations, the Art Gallery of NSW will participate as a supporting venue in the 17th Biennale of Sydney, directed by David Elliott.
In a country that has traditionally regarded distance as a disadvantage, this Biennale will celebrate distance by bringing together art from around the world.
At the Gallery, Japanese artist Hisashi Tenmyouya will present a triptych showing Kannon, the god of compassion, and two guardians, painted in a traditional 13th-century style but with an … more
From the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Bill Henson is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. His powerful and edgy photographs approach both the painterly and the cinematic, bringing together the formal and classical with the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. Henson defines and redefines his subjects with a rigour that is inseparable from his technical command. He is a master of the use of light and dark in the tradition of the great European painters. Beautiful, confronting and unforgettable, his images capture a univ… more
Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prizes /The Citigroup Private Bank . Australian Photographic Portrait Prize
Man Ray (b. Emmanuel Rudnitsky, 1890-1976) was a painter, photographer and film-maker, who became a major figure in the development of Surrealism and who co-founded the New York Dada movement.
This is the first monographic exhibition of his work in Australia and is organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The two hundred works (mostly vintage prints and some unpublished) are divided into nine major sections: New York & Duchamp, Films, Fashion, Portraits, Nudes, Objects, Rayographs (pho… more