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The 'Big Picture' arrives at NGA for summer blockbuster Tom Roberts
Tom Roberts' seminal painting that captured the Federation of Australia has arrived at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and is a key painting of the summer blockbuster Tom Roberts opening on 4 December 2015.

NGA announces major new acquisition for Tom Roberts summer blockbuster
Tom Roberts' portrait of his good friend, the painter and etcher Louis Abrahams, has recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and will feature in the summer blockbuster exhibition Tom Roberts, opening on 4 December in Canberra.

Venice Biennale exhibition comes to NGA
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) announced that the installation from this year's Venice Biennale by Australian artist Fiona Hall will open in Canberra in April 2016.


A reunion after 40 years with the NGA's Blue Poles
Today, Patti Adler was reunited with Jackson Pollock's famous painting Blue poles 1952 for the first time in over 40 years. The painting, which once hung on the walls of Patti Adler's childhood home, has moved to a new position in the newly refurbished International Galleries at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

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National Gallery of Australia celebrates Australian art with Tom Roberts exhibition and major changes to galleries
With the rehang of the nation's art collection underway, the NGA will celebrate one of Australia's greatest artists with a spectacular Tom Roberts exhibition.

The Last Temptation: the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani
NGA Contemporary will be transformed with a major installation by artists Ken and Julia Yonetani.

Journey up the mighty Sepik River (06.08.15)
Encounter masterpieces of Papua New Guinean tribal art at the National Gallery of Australia's (NGA) newest exhibition, Myth + Magic: art of the Sepik River.


National Gallery of Australia appoints Deputy Director (29.06.15)
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) today announced the appointment of Kirsten Paisley as Deputy Director. Download image link


Treasures from India celebrated at the National Gallery of Australia (21.05.15)
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra opened The story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi, the first major initiative under the Australia-India Memorandum of Understanding on Arts and Culture.

Exhibition of Australia's coolest printmakers launches at NGA Contemporary (01.05.15)
An exhibition of more than 40 of Australia's current contemporary printmakers from across the country is on show at the National Gallery of Australia's newest space for art in Canberra.


National Gallery of Australia pays tribute to former Director Betty Churcher (31.03.15)
The National Gallery of Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the death of former Director, Betty Churcher.

Australian photographers challenge the status quo with new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia (24.03.15)
Colour my world is the first exhibition dedicated to this significant aspect of Australian art since the 1970s: the hand coloured photograph.

Seated Buddha announcement (06.03.15)
The National Gallery of Australia (the "NGA") and the Nancy Wiener Gallery, Inc. (the "NWG") today announced that they will voluntarily donate an ancient sculpture, a Seated Buddha, to India.

National Gallery of Australia announces independent reviewer of Provenance Research Project (06.03.15)
The National Gallery of Australia is pleased to announce that The Hon. Sue Crennan, former Justice of the High Court of Australia has been appointed as the independent reviewer to its Asian Art Provenance Research Project.


Top art students shine at National Gallery of Australia's Summer Art Scholarship Program (13.01.15)
Winners of the 2015 National Summer Art Scholarship have arrived in Canberra for an intensive program of workshops, tours and activities to develop their professional and creative skills.


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