Edmund Capon’s choice:
Fire’s On (1891) by Arthur Streeton
The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (1890) by Edward Poynter
Three Studies from the Temeraire (1998-99) by Cy Twombly
Enjoy the many exhibitions, Art After Hours talks, events and films during the summer holidays. Open daily (except Christmas Day).
Goddess: Divine Energy
Meet Durga, Goddess of Strength, and Radha, Goddess of Love. Goddess: Divine Energy is the first major exhibition in Australia to explore the many manifestations of the divine female in Hindu and Buddhist art. Over 150 exquisitely carved sculptures and lavish, richly coloured and delicately composed paintings from India, Tibet and Nepal, dating from 2000 BCE through to the 20th century.
Watch Goddess Durga being created then immersed in Sydney Harbour
During 9 – 26 January (Tuesday–Sunday 11am – 4pm) experience the skills of West Bengali craftsmen as they create a spectacular image of the goddess Durga which, when completed, will be immersed in the Sydney Harbour waters.
Anne Landa Award
Monika Tichacek’s The Shadowers was the winner of this year’s Anne Landa Award. See her video installation and the work of the other six artists selected for the Anne Landa Award – the first award in Australia for moving image and new media work.
Modern Chinese Prints
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.
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.
Tony Clark and John Wolseley – A Bird in the Hand
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.
Enjoy Dance Sundays
A vibrant celebration of Indian culture with Sydney’s leading dance companies. Sundays 11.30am and 2pm, 7, 14, 21, 28 January 2007
January Film Program
Gentlemen prefer blondes 3 & 7 Jan
The postman always rings twice 10 & 14 Jan
High Society 17 & 21 Jan
Parineeta 24 & 28 Jan
Art After Hours
Wednesdays until 9pm
3 Jan: Bollywood performance
10 Jan: Indian fashion parade
17 Jan: Linda Jaivin The goddesses of Old Shanghai
24 Jan: Simon Borg-Olivier The goddess and divine energy of yoga followed by free yoga beginners workshop
Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills
9 Shades of Whiteley
9 Shades of Whiteley is a mini-retrospective exhibition at the Brett Whiteley Studio, 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.
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IMAGE CREDIT: Edward Poynter (England, b.1836, d.1919) The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890, oil on canvas, 234.5 x 350.5 x 20.5cm framed