9 Shades of Whiteley
9 Shades of Whiteley is a mini-retrospective exhibition, at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, tracing the artist's life and career from his earliest work in 1955 - Self Portrait at Sixteen - to just a few months before his death.
2 December 2006 - 9 September 2007
Anne Landa Award
Seven artists have been selected for the second Anne Landa Exhibition and Award - the first award exhibition in Australia for moving image and new media work. This is the second in a biennial series of exhibitions, each with an acquisitive award of $25,000.
17 November 2006 - 11 February 2007
Anne Landa Award winner
16 November 2006: Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, announced today that Monika Tichacek, whose video installation work was 'censored' while on public display in Melbourne, is the winner of the 2006 Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts.
James Gleeson pledge
Australia’s pre-eminent Surrealist painter, James Gleeson AO and his partner Frank O’Keefe, through the Gleeson O’Keefe Foundation, will give the Art Gallery of New South Wales $16 million to acquire works for the Gallery’s collection.
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship winner 06
21 September 2006: It was announced today at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Sydney's Surry Hills, that Samuel Wade from Kings Cross in Sydney is the winner of the eighth Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship for his work 'Grey Day at Central' 2006.
Archibald People's Choice Winner 2006
This year over 38,000 people voted in the People's Choice for the Archibald Prize and their favourite was Paul Jackson's portrait of Garry McDonald: 'All the world's a stage...
25 March - 28 May 2006
Archibald Prize Art After Hours March-May
Celebrate Australia’s most famous portrait prize during the Gallery’s late night Wednesday until 9pm. Enjoy Archibald celebrity talks with comedians, broadcasters and actors, films exploring the heights and pitfalls of fame, live jazz in the ArtBar, guided tours - the complete mix for your Wednesday after-five entertainment.
29 March - 24 May 2006
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2006
Australia's most extraordinary art event, the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is one of this country's oldest and most prestigious art awards. Combined with the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, lively debate and controversy is assured.
Drawn from works submitted for the NSW Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination, the ARTEXPRESS exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents 55 exceptional art works. One of the gallery's most popular annual exhibitions, it provides up-to the minute insights into students' creativity and the issues and ideas relevant to them.
4 February - 9 April 2006
Balnaves 2006 - Adventures with form in space
Adventures with form in space, the 2006 Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, considers the richly inventive ways in which contemporary artists use form and colour in their sculptures. It draws together the work of eight Australian artists whose sculptures are essentially abstract, highly imaginative and explore many ideas.
9 August to 13 September 2006
Melbourne artist Brendan Lee works in the medium of video installation. In …two birds with one stone he re-creates the prison meeting room where a barrier separates inmate and visitor.
26 October - 6 December 2006
Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship
Now in its eighth year, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. The recipient is awarded $25 000 and a 3-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Brett Whiteley Studio: 23 September - 26 November 2006
Carl Plate was one of Sydney's most important modern painters of the post-war period. This exhibition of almost 30 works, some not seen in public before, includes his masterpiece Graph segments 1963-64.
22 November - 14 January 2007
Conservation of 17th Century Flemish Painting
The Art Gallery of NSW has recently acquired a large 17th century Flemish painting attributed to the workshop of Frans Snyders, titled The boar hunt c. 1650s. The bank, BNP Paribas, has generously contributed the funding for its necessary conservation treatment for public display.
Zikos presents a series of works continuing his investigation into cultural identity and meaning, aesthetics and design for this Level 2 Contemporary Project Space exhibition.
13 April - 21 May 2006
Sydney artist David Griggs creates paintings that explore the darker undercurrents of human existence. Griggs presents a series of works in a constructed environment of fences and camouflage.
16 February - 2 April 2006
December Art After Hours
This December, explore the gallery every Wednesday until 9pm. Just a brief walk from the CBD, the Gallery is the perfect summer venue to enjoy a drink on the outdoor Art Bar, wander five floors of art and hear celebrity talks, concerts and music performances.
Dobell Prize 06
The Dobell Prize is the most respected award for drawing in Australia. Initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the prize was first awarded in 1993. The winner will be announced on the 28 September 2006.
29 September - 3 December 2006
Dobell Prize winner
28 September 2006: It was announced at the Art Gallery of New South Wales today that NICK MOURTZAKIS is the winner of the 2006 Dobell Prize for Drawing for his work, nature. insects plants flowers. shell fish corals. the microscopic creatures. dreams. Mourtzakis was awarded $20,000 for winning Australia’s most respected award for drawing.
The Gallery is pleased to present for the first time an exhibition of sketchbooks and sketchbook drawings made by Frank Hodgkinson between the years 1945 and 1948. During this time Hodgkinson depicted cities still recovering from the devastations wrought by war, including Paris, London and Florence.
19 July - 17 September
The Art Gallery of New South Wales brings to Australia for the first time an exhibition of some 79 works by Alberto Giacometti. Renowned for his relentless investigation of the human figure and his unique and singular vision, Giacometti stands beside Picasso and Matisse as one of the towering masters of 20th century art.
18 August - 29 October 2006
The all-powerful Goddess has been a source of inspiration and guidance to followers for centuries. Goddess: Divine Energy is the first major exhibition in Australia to explore the many manifestations of the divine female in Hindu and Buddhist art.
13 October 2006 – 28 January 2007
Ink: Brett Whiteley and others
This exhibition brings to prominence Brett Whiteley’s admiration for Zen philosophy through which a process of flow and focus was expressed in the act of drawing and painting. Whiteley travelled extensively throughout Asia, including India in 1965, and Japan in the last years of his life, experiencing at first hand the sources of his inspiration.
29 April - 20 August
January Art After Hours
Summer evenings at the Gallery... enjoy a drink on the terrace of the ArtBar, a talk by a celebrity speaker on the French Impressionist Pissarro, see rare 1930s French cinema and view the Gallery's two major exhibitions Pissarro: The first Impressionist and the Grace Cossington Smith retrospective.
Kevin Connor is one of Australia's best known draughtsmen and contemporary painters of the urban environment. This exhibition includes 100 of Kevin Connor's sketchbooks together with a selection of drawings, gouaches, paintings and sculptures that result from them.
28 April - 25 June 2006
This exhibition covers the work of Lewis Morley from the 1940s until now and includes 150 of Morley's photographs, covering fashion, theatre and reportage plus a large selection of contact sheets, magazines and ephemera.
7 July - 10 September 2006
These photographs capture a world where the borders between dream and reality are blurred. Artists include Robert Ashton, Robert Besanko, Kate Breakey, Peter Charuk, Ian Dodd, Victoria Fernandez, Sue Ford and Juliana Swatko.
18 February - 2 April 2006
Margaret Olley gifts
Thursday 13 July 2006
Today the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced that the artist Margaret Olley has given the gallery four important graphic works by artists including Cézanne and Picasso.
Modern Chinese Prints - From We to Me
This exhibition reveals the very distinct journey Chinese printmaking has made from the 1930s to today. Comprising 70 prints by 40 artists, the exhibition is drawn from the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney University and is on display in the Asian galleries.
21 October 2006 - 21 January 2007
The story of the graphic arts in Europe between c.1500 and c.1800 is superbly illustrated in this exhibition of over 100 prints and drawings from the collection. Many of these early prints and drawings, including excellent examples from Albrecht Durer, have rarely been seen by the public.
3 June - 6 August 2006
Packing Room Prize Winner 2006
Artist Michael Mucci from Stanwell Park has been awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2006 Archibald Prize for his portrait of builder and television personality, Scott Cam called 'A working class man'.
Peter Kingston & Martin Sharp
From the halcyon days of the hippy, anti-establishment era, this collection installation will explore the inventive genius of Sydney artists Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp, two key artists of the Yellow House.
20 September - 19 November 2006
Photographic Portrait Prize 2006
Now in its fourth year, the 'Photographic Portrait Prize - a Citigroup award' attracts entries from around Australia. As with the Archibald Prize, the subjects are wide-ranging, often revealing an intimate insight into people in their everyday life, or the side of a celebrity not seen before.
25 March - 28 May 2006
Pissarro Art After Hours Nov - Feb
Rendezvous this summer at the Gallery's late-night Wednesday program, Art After Hours. The Gallery celebrates 'Pissarro', the largest exhibition of a single Impressionist artist ever to be held in Australia, with a range of French-inspired events.
November 2005 - February 2006
Robert Klippel No. 300
The Art Gallery of New South Wales announced today its purchase, under the newly established Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation, of Australian sculptor Robert Klippel's masterwork from the early 1970s, No. 300. This is the Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation's inaugural purchase.
Seasons - Whiteley
This exhibition celebrates moments of time from the artist's experiences in and around Sydney harbour, to places from his later travels. It includes intimate studies and sketches of birds, rocks, waves and rivers and delicate studies of villages in Spain.
26 August - 26 November 2006
Self Portrait: Renaissance to contemporary
The first large-scale exploration of self-portrait painting in oils, spanning 500 years of art history and featuring iconic works from major international collections.
17 February - 14 May 2006
Theo Scharf - Night in a city
Theodor Scharf was born in Melbourne in 1899. Encouraged by his artistic parents, Shcarf was acclaimed as a child prodigy and at 14 years of age his first exhibition clearly demonstrated his talent for art. This focus exhibition presents the fascinating series of twenty etchings titled Night in a city, 1923.
5 April - 14 May 2006
Tony Clark & John Wolseley - a bird in the hand
The exhibition A Bird in the Hand contrasts the work of Tony Clark and John Wolseley, two contemporary artists of standing, who are at the moment both producing 'bird paintings'. From very different backgrounds and artistic positions, they approach the subject of birds in very different ways.
14 December 2006 - 28 January 2007
Waterfall: images from the collection
In 19th century Australia, artists and photographers keenly sought out waterfalls as subject matter, which was regarded in the Romantic tradition as the ultimate expression of the sublime and beautiful. This exhibition offers paintings by Eugene von Guérard, Conrad Martens, Fred Williams, William Delafield Cook and spectacular 19th century photographs.
17 May - 16 July
Whiteley & Rees: more affinities, Brett Whiteley Studio
Whiteley & Rees: more affinities at the Brett Whiteley Studio revisits the unique relationship and continuity of vision between Brett Whiteley and Lloyd Rees. On view at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills until April 2006.
In this exhibition, Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi explores questions of nationalism and cultural identity through two of Japan’s national symbols: the chrysanthemum crest, emblem of the imperial family, and the hinomaru, the rising sun of the Japanese flag.
10 February - 2 April 2006
Zen mind, Zen brush
The exhibition will provide an introduction to the art of Zenga, literally ‘zen painting’, a term that refers to the ink painting and calligraphy created by Zen monks in Japan from 1600 to the present day.
17 June - 24 September 2006