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MATISSE : LIFE & SPIRIT, THE AGNSW’S FIRST MAJOR MATISSE EXHIBITION

Henri Matisse, Polynesia, the sky (Polynésie, le ciel), 1946, gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on canvas, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne, from Mobilier national et Manufactures des Gobelins, de Beauvais et de la Savonnerie since 1975 AM 1975-DEP 13. © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency 2021. Photo: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Bertrand Prévost / Dist RMN-GP

As part of the Sydney International Art Series 2021–22, the major exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris at the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents the extraordinary range and depth of art by Henri Matisse, one of the world’s most beloved, innovative and influential artists.

The largest exhibition of the artist’s masterworks ever to be seen in Sydney, Matisse: Life & Spirit has been developed by the Art Gallery of NSW in collaboration with France’s leading modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, which holds a world-renowned collection of Matisse’s work. This comprehensive exhibition will also include major loans from international institutions and private collections including The Lewis Collection, Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis and the Musée de Grenoble, France.

Featuring more than 100 works of brilliant colour and inventiveness, Matisse: Life & Spirit is an inspirational journey through the art and life of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Continue reading MATISSE : LIFE & SPIRIT, THE AGNSW’S FIRST MAJOR MATISSE EXHIBITION

MARGEL HINDER : MODERN IN MOTION @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Margel Hinder (1906-1995) was born in Brooklyn and emerged as an artist in her own right when she came to Sydney with her husband Frank Hinder, also a well regarded artist. In fact, they even had joint exhibitions.

For her part Margel Hinder is regarded as one of Australia’s most important sculptors of the twentieth century. She was deeply influenced by movements of modern sculpture and pioneered such artforms in Australia. 

Broadly, in the 1930’s Hinder worked on work carvings of simplified shapes, pairing them down to stress their inner energies.  Continue reading MARGEL HINDER : MODERN IN MOTION @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

YOUNG ARCHIE 2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to announce the winners of the eighth annual Young Archie competition, which celebrates the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

The 2020 Young Archie competition winners for each age category are (click on the writing in green to see the portrait as well as reading some background to the portrait) :

• 5-8 years category: Gabrielle Guo, 7, Carlingford, NSW, for a portrait of her sister
• 9-12 years category: Ian Joseph Kim, 9, Lidcombe, NSW, for a portrait of his father

• 13-15 years category: Lily Hobbs, 14, Kedron, QLD, for a portrait of her sister
• 16-18 years category: James Stibilj, 18, Wahroonga, NSW, for a portrait of his sister

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman PrizeMarikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings. Continue reading YOUNG ARCHIE 2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

WHAT’S ON AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Join us at the Gallery for a celebration of Australian art
We’re delighted to share with you our updated exhibition program for 2020! From the return of the much-loved Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition in September, to the most significant retrospective ever held of Australian artist Arthur Streeton this summer, here’s what the second half of the year looks like at the Gallery.

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2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Streeton Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020
Streeton Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020
The most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton. The exhibition will feature more than 150 works from public and private collections, including some not exhibited for over 100 years.

7 Nov 2020 – 14 Feb 2021 – More info

An annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award and see the work of budding artists aged 5–18 in the Young Archie competition.

26 Sep 2020 – 10 Jan 2021 – More info

Some mysterious process 50 years of collecting international art 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN
Some Mysterious Process: 50 Years of Collecting International Art 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN
Curated by Gallery Director Michael Brand, this exhibition explores how a collection evolves through curation and philanthropy.

On now until 13 Sep – More info

An artist- and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks.

On now until 27 Sep – More info

A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020
A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020
A solo exhibition of artist Khaled Sabsabi, featuring large-scale immersive time-based works from the Gallery’s collection alongside intimate recent paintings.

18 July 2020 – 2021 – More info

Presents the work of eight contemporary Australian artists who have created extraordinary new worlds in distinctive drawings evolving from place, memory and imagination.

24 Oct 2020 – 7 Feb 2021 – More info

Pat Larter At the Brett Whiteley Studio: feathers and flight
Pat Larter: Get Arted Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight
This first retrospective of Australian artist Pat Larter reveals a collaborative, provocative, humorous and ultimately joyful artistic practice that challenged conventions of the male gaze and stereotypes of female desire and sexuality.

14 Nov 2020 – 2021 – More info

In drawings, paintings and sculpture, Brett Whiteley expresses his joy, humour and love through birds. On now at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills.

Until 2021 (ThuSun only) – More info

INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Enter the 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Online entry forms are now available for the 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Visit our website for detailed information on how to enter.

Entries close 14 Aug – More info

 

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A RESPONSE TO DUCHAMP : THE INDISPENSABLE REVOLUTIONARY

When Marcel Duchamp entered his masterpiece “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” in 1912 in the progressive, innovative Salon des Indépendants exhibition organised by his fellow avant-garde artists, his liberal-minded, cutting-edge colleagues rejected his painting.

Just a few years ago, a prestigious director of a leading, world-renowned art gallery was asked whether Duchamp’s infamous “ready-mades” (mass-produced, common, found objects) were art; the answer was an unequivocal no.

Duchamp had helped to originate conceptual art (gestures, performances, happenings, instalments, video, words, literary texts and ideas, themselves deemed the work of art,): expression that opens our eyes to see children, women, men, people of diverse sexual identities, and the whole world anew. Continue reading A RESPONSE TO DUCHAMP : THE INDISPENSABLE REVOLUTIONARY

STARBURST : ICONS OF CHINESE CINEMA @ AGNSW

Featured image- A still from the movie ‘In The Mood for Love’. Courtesy Jet Tone.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is to present a film series with live musical accompaniment to celebrate the extraordinary careers of four trailblazing Chinese actresses

Starburst: icons of Chinese cinema, the latest free film series at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, celebrates the extraordinary careers of four trailblazing Chinese actresses from the early 20th century to today.

Starburst features the best of Shanghai silent cinema, golden age Hollywood, the Hong Kong New Wave and recent masterpieces from mainland China.

Curated by Art Gallery of NSW assistant curator of film, Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd, the new film series commences by showcasing the career highlights of two 1930s screen icons, Ruan Lingyu and Anna May Wong.  

On the opening weekend (24 June, 2pm), Lingyu’s brilliant performance in the silent classic The Goddess will be accompanied by a newly-commissioned live score by Hong Kong-born, Sydney-based musician and artist, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan. Continue reading STARBURST : ICONS OF CHINESE CINEMA @ AGNSW

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/