Location: Contemporary galleries, Contemporary project space
With the gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection, the Art Gallery of NSW now has the most comprehensive representation of contemporary art in the country from the 1960s to the present day.
In 2011, we opened a new floor of galleries, featuring a vibrant selection of international and Australian contemporary works.
This changing display includes works by Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Ron Mueck, Gerhard Richter and Ugo Rondinone among others. More recent additions include Callum Morton, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Christian Bumbarra Thompson, Jonathan Jones and Gary Hill. Ken Unsworth’s Suspended stone circle II – one of the Gallery’s most popular works – is also back on display.
In a special commission, Gregor Schneider has created an 11 × 4 metre 'haunting room’, titled Basement Keller Haus u r (Basement cellar house) 1985-2012.
The galleries are also home to the contemporary project space and its temporary exhibitions of works by living artists.
Image: Ken Unsworth Suspended stone circle II 1974-77, 1988 (detail)