With love in the air this Valentine’s Day (14 February), we explore the world of the collaborative artist couple through the partnerships of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Charles and Ray Eames, Gilbert & George and Marina Abramović and Ulay.
1 week ago, by Susannah Smith
If the walls could stalk
One hundred demons, nine days, one artist… Kentaro Yoshida speaks about his vast 'Japan supernatural' mural in the entrance court at the Gallery until 9 February 2020.
2 weeks, 1 day ago, by John Saxby
Eat with your eyes
Spanish artist Antoni Miralda talks about his 1973 artwork 'Coloured bread' and revisiting it for the exhibition 'Making art public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects' with Sydney master baker Kieran McKay.
3 weeks, 1 day ago, by Susannah Smith
Restored and revived
Creating a Yao ceremonial painting takes about two months and is governed by strict rules of conduct. Conserving nine of these fragile works was an intricate process that took six months to complete.
2 months, 2 weeks ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Art knits a community together
Hand-knitted rainbow socks and jumpers aren’t what you’d expect to find in most art exhibitions. However, a peek into the Watters Gallery Archive reveals a different story, growing out of community concern about coal mining five decades ago.
2 months, 3 weeks ago, by Laura Myers
Sparks of joy, flashes of resentment
I have a history of hanging on to things I am definitely, positively going to fix or use in the immediate future. Probably next week. At least, before 2030. Maybe Marie Kondo and the night procession of goblins can get me motivated to deal with them.
2 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett
Sharing stories (and stickers)
The Gallery’s Belonging project aims to foster lasting connections through art by bringing together artists with children from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities.
3 months ago, by John Saxby
Nightmares and dayscreams
There are a lot of works competing for the scariest piece of art in 'Japan supernatural'. Here are some ratings, from the humorous to the hideous… read on at your own risk!
3 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett
Saving art from obsolescence
Anyone who has ever encountered a corrupted hard drive, or been unable to open an old document, will already be familiar with the fragility of digital material. For the Gallery, this raises a whole range of issues for the artworks and other objects in our care.
3 months, 2 weeks ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog
Matters of life and death
Tuan Andrew Nguyen from The Propeller Group talks about their film 'The living need light, the dead need music' and their approach to art, music, death and rebirth.
4 months, 1 week ago, by Matt Cox
Would you wrap yourself in your best friend?
Would you wrap yourself in your best friend? Artist Anne Graham proposes just such an idea in her series of felt coats and hats - made from a combination of sheep wool and dog hair - displayed alongside photographs of curators and artists wearing the garments, with their pet dogs in tow.
4 months, 2 weeks ago, by Kerry Head
Kimsooja in conversation
Kimsooja discusses her experiences as an artist and her work on display in 'Here we are', an exhibition featuring some of the most compelling women artists of today.
4 months, 4 weeks ago, by Natalie Seiz
Making their mark
How does winning a travelling scholarship impact the life of a young artist? In the lead up to the awarding of the 2019 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, five past winners reflect on the experience.
5 months ago, by Susannah Smith
Judith Wright in conversation
Former dancer Judith Wright plunges into the heart of human connection in her work on display in 'Here we are', an exhibition featuring some of the most compelling women artists of today.
5 months, 3 weeks ago, by Hannah Hutchison
The mother – or father – of all prizes
Transforming and terrifying, the experience of parenthood has provided inspiration for Archibald artists, who explore the joys, complexities and intense emotions in their revealing portraits.
5 months, 4 weeks ago, by Kirsten Tilgals
Beneath a passing shower
For the past five decades, Arthur Streeton's 'Passing showers' has been in storage due to its poor condition. With recent conservation treatment, this landscape painting from the 1937 Wynne Prize is once again ready for display.
6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Marjolein Hupkes
A pilgrim's progress
More than 100 years ago, an 18th-century portrait of a saint by the Venetian Baroque master Tiepolo washed ashore undamaged after a shipwreck off the Australian coast. It's now back on the walls of the Gallery after conservation treatment.
7 months ago, by Anne Gerard-Austin
Successful self-portraits make visible something that is invisible, as is the case with the 11 paintings in this year's Archibald Prize in which artists have chosen to depict themselves.
7 months, 2 weeks ago, by Susannah Smith
Merrily we go to the movies
Groundbreaking female directors from the 1930s to today are showcased in a film program at the Gallery. Quick-paced, whip-smart and awaiting rediscovery by new Sydney audiences, we might say they channel the spirit of Señora Spencer, the world’s first female projectionist.
8 months ago, by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
When Jeffrey Smart painted Clive James
‘It started with me painting my friend Clive’s portrait and discovering he has a terribly strange face,’ explained Jeffrey Smart about the development of his portrait of expatriate Australian author and journalist Clive James, now in the Art Gallery of NSW collection.
8 months, 1 week ago, by Hannah Hutchison
Marcel Duchamp: from A to Z
A beginner’s guide to Marcel Duchamp, one of the 20th century’s most original artistic figures and subject of 'The essential Duchamp' exhibition.
8 months, 3 weeks ago, by John Saxby
Changing face of the Archibald
It used to be that the Archibald Prize seemed to be predominantly a picture gallery of white men in suits, and sometimes their wives and daughters, but the prize - like the country it reflects - has been slowly changing.
9 months, 1 week ago, by Kirsten Tilgals
A year for the record books
This year the number of Archibald entries hit an all-time high. We introduce you to some of the artists who were selected as finalists for the 2019 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition.
9 months, 2 weeks ago, by Kirsten Tilgals
Travels with my art
Back in 1959 a young unknown artist won a scholarship that led to a life of creativity and adventure. For the past 20 years, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship has offered other young painters a similar opportunity.
10 months, 1 week ago, by Alacoque Dash
A most delectable treasure
Taipei's most delectable treasure is a small piece of rock transformed into a mouth-watering slice of Dongpo pork.
10 months, 3 weeks ago, by Yin Cao