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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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

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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