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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information

  • Vale Pam Hallandal

    Vale Pam Hallandal, Australian sculptor, printmaker, draughtswoman and two-time winner of the Dobell Prize for Drawing.

    1 year, 6 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Vale Charles Blackman

    Vale Charles Blackman, one of the most celebrated Australian figurative artists of the 20th century.

    1 year, 7 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Ben Quilty etching to say thanks

    Artist Ben Quilty has created a poignant etching, which the Gallery's Foundation has published as a limited-edition print and presented to long-term supporters as a gesture of thanks.

    2 years, 11 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Vale Sydney Ball

    Sydney Ball – Australian painter, draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker - has died at the age of 83.

    3 years ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Drawing stories

    When I was a kid I was notorious for disappearing for hours to read. I am grateful for those adults that indulged my anti-social tendencies as a child, leaving me be to inhabit the world of literature and learn my first lessons in drawing stories.

    3 years, 8 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Judy Cassab remembered

    Artist Judy Cassab AO CBE (1920-2015) left an indelible mark on the story of Australian art, which was remembered at a memorial event held on 11 February at the Gallery. Among the speakers were The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court, whose speech we've reproduced.

    4 years, 1 month ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Art on the farm

    Witnessing the landscape around Walcha with local artist Ross Laurie proved a revelation in many unexpected ways.

    5 years, 4 months ago, by Anne Ryan

  • Drawing in the Dandenongs

    A visit to the artist's farm and studio brings an even greater respect for the ambition and persistence needed by Mary Tonkin to make her extraordinary 14-metre-long charcoal drawing.

    5 years, 4 months ago, by Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan
Curator, Australian prints, drawings and watercolours