Corporate viewings

As a corporate member you and your guests have the opportunity to attend the following corporate viewing evenings at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Please RSVP at least one week in advance
RSVP online
Tel 02 9225 1628

Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Afghanistan was at the heart of the Silk Road, the trading route travelled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Marco Polo, linking ancient Iran, Central Asia, India and China, and the more distant cultures of Greece and Rome. Visiting Australia for the first time, this exhibition – with more than 230 priceless treasures, some thousands of years old – offers a rare opportunity to discover the surprising, untold story of the long and extraordinarily rich culture that is Afghanistan. Learn of the stories of bravery that protected these precious artefacts of gold and bronze, stone sculptures, ivories, painted glassware and other ancient works of art.

  • Monday 24 March 2014, 7-9pm
  • Tuesday 29 April 1014, 6-8pm
  • Thursday 1 May 2014, 6-8pm

Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

Featuring 170 works – including masks and costumes as well as paintings, musical instruments and books – from the collection of the National Noh Theatre, Tokyo and the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan, this is the first comprehensive exhibition of the rich material culture of nō and kyōgen theatre (nōgaku) to be shown in Australia. The beauty of the exhibits showcases Japan’s unique aesthetic sensibility and the excellence of its traditional arts and crafts. The splendour of the masks, robes and paintings invites all who see it to appreciate this complex and sumptuous world.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014, 7-9pm
  • Thursday 26 June 2014, 6-8pm

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2014

Eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike, this annual event never ceases to create lively debate amongst the arts community and wider public. Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne Prizes, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman Prize. One of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art prizes, the Archibald is awarded to the best portrait painting, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics. The Wynne is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.

  • Monday 18 August 2014, 7-9pm
  • Friday 5 September 2014, 6-8pm
  • Tuesday 16 September 2014, 6-8pm
  • Thursday 18 September 2014, 6-8pm

Pop to popism

Pop to popism explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture from the mid 1950s to the mid 1980s. It begins with the emergence of pop art in Britain, Europe and America, moving through the key years of high pop in the 1960s and early 70s including a substantial Australian component, to a new generation of artists who began exhibiting in the late 1970s and developed a postmodern approach to pop culture.

Monday 1 December 2014, 7-9pm
Thursday 29 January 2015, 6-8pm
Thursday 5 February 2015, 6-8pm