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THE LADY AND THE UNICORN: AGNSW

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN  tapestry series is one of the greatest surviving textiles from the European Middle Ages; a rare masterpiece of French art. Travelling for only the third time outside France since the series was designed in Paris circa 1500, the six magnificent tapestries can be viewed exclusively at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney in 2018.   10 Feb – 24 Jun 2018

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REMBRANDT LIVE: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and AGNSW

REMBRANDT LIVE:

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performs as part of Sydney Festival 2018 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Immerse yourself in the splendour of the exhibition REMBRANDT AND THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE:: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum as members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra perform amongst masterpieces of the 17th century.

Rembrandt Live is a theatrical encounter for the senses, marrying the treasures of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum with baroque performance and music, directed by John Bell with musical curator Paul Dyer.

In association with REMBRANDT LIVE, Matt Moran and Chiswick at the Gallery head chef, Tim Brindley, have designed a decadent baroque banquet, inspired by the flavours of the Dutch Golden Age, available for two nights only after the show.

REMBRANDT LIVE dates
6, 8-9, 11-12, 15-16, 22-23 January 2018
6-7pm, 7.30-8.30pm
For two nights only Baroque Banquet 18-19 January, 6-10pm

For more information about REMBRANDT LIVE visit:

https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2018/rembrandt-live

 

AGNSW – 2016-17 ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED

Banner Image: Art Gallery of New South Wales’s entrance court during Art After Hours, November 2017. Photo: AGNSW
Image Above: Image of Sydney Modern Project as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

It has been a Record year for Art Gallery of New South Wales with unprecedented financial support and highest attendance figures in recorded history.

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WHEN SILENCE FALLS @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

When Silence Falls
Inset- SLASH AND BURN 1997 Artist Fiona Hall. Featured- Fairy Bower Rorschach 2012 Artist Ben Quilty

A thought-provoking exhibition, When silence falls is currently showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 1 May 2016. It presents works from artists across Australia and the world who speak for those often silenced by horrific massacres, displacement and political dictate. Their art is powerful and arguably more emotive and sensual than the written word, thus making this an important striking exhibition.

The artists are from Australia, Iran, South Africa, New Zealand, Columbia, Vanuatu and Pakistan and include Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Paddy Bedford, Daniel Boyd, Fiona Hall, William Kentridge, Rusty Peters, Ben Quilty, Pedro Reyes, Doris Salcedo, Timmy Timms, Hossein Valamanesh, Kara Walker and Judy Watson. Continue reading WHEN SILENCE FALLS @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Michael Caton portrait takes out Archibald Packing Room Prize

Michael Caton

At a media function at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, long time head packer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Steve Peters has announced that French born artist Bruno Jean Grasswill’s portrait of leading Australian actor Michael Caton as the winner of this years’ Packing Room Prize. Mr Grasswill received $1500 prize money.

Peters told the media gathered that he saw  Grasswills’ portrait on the first day that paintings were received at the Gallery and knew straight away that it would be a strong contender for the Prize- ‘it was loud, looked very bright and more importantly it looked just like MIchael Caton.’

Michael Caton was on hand to say a few words. Wittily he congratulated the Gallery’s packing staff for their excellent taste.

The Gallery advises that this year 832 Archibald, 653 Wynne and 518 Sulman entries have been received.

The winners of the Archibald Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Sulman Prize will all be announced at the Gallery on midday on the 17th July. The winner of the Young Archies prize will be announced on the 22nd August.

For more information visit the Gallery’s official website on http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/