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  • 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.

    6 days, 15 hours 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.

    1 week, 6 days 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.

    3 weeks, 6 days 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.

    1 month 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.

    1 month, 2 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.

    1 month, 3 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.

    2 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.

    3 months ago, by Anne Gerard-Austin

  • Hidden depths

    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.

    3 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.

    4 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.

    4 months 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.

    4 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.

    5 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.

    5 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.

    6 months 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.

    6 months, 3 weeks ago, by Yin Cao

  • Vale Edmund Capon AM OBE

    It is with immense sadness that we note the death of Edmund Capon AM OBE, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1978 to 2011.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Art Gallery of NSW blog

  • Whiteley, in a nutshell

    Even for Brett Whiteley – arguably the most public artist Australia has ever known – the studio holds secrets that the nosiest fly on the gallery wall may never know.

    7 months, 1 week ago, by Jack Howard

  • My big break

    Four women artists with works in the Art Gallery of NSW collection reflect on their formative moments in the art world.

    7 months, 2 weeks ago, by Susannah Smith

  • True flavour, not true facts

    The value of oral histories is in the flavour rather than the facts. The interviews with artists recorded for the Balnaves Foundation Australian Sculpture Archive Project are not just informative, but sometimes moving and often surprisingly funny.

    7 months, 3 weeks ago, by Steven Miller

  • Vale Rosemary Madigan

    Rosemary Madigan, one of Australia’s most distinguished sculptors, died on 12 February 2019, aged 92.

    7 months, 3 weeks ago, by Denise Mimmocchi

  • Different journeys

    On display in the 'Fearless' exhibition along with works by other contemporary South Asian women artists, an installation by Dayanita Singh and a woodcut print by Zarina are now part of the Gallery's collection. They offer two very different kinds of journey.

    9 months, 2 weeks ago, by Natalie Seiz

  • Frank Watters gift

    Frank Watters, co-director of Watters Gallery in Sydney, has made a gift of over 30 artworks from his personal collection to the Art Gallery of NSW, including works by Tony Tuckson, Richard Larter, Pat Larter, Vicki Varvaressos, Ken Whisson and Chris O’Doherty.

    11 months, 2 weeks ago, by Denise Mimmocchi

  • Mapping connections

    Australia is top of the world map in Reena Saini Kallat’s installation, created specifically for the Gallery, which traces migration routes taken by groups of people, from indentured labourers to professionals.

    12 months ago, by Sarah Couper

  • These women are fearless

    The last time the Art Gallery of NSW held a group show of women artists of the Asian region was in 1999. ‘Fearless’, which is currently on display, is the first exhibition of South Asian women artists ever held at the Gallery.

    1 year ago, by Natalie Seiz