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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.


Media Centre

The Gallery has developed an online media centre to provide the media with images and information about exhibitions and key events. If you would like information about this resource please email below contacts for acces to this service.

Media contact

  • Tourism and Online Marketing CoordinatorCaitlin Taylor ph +61 2 6240 6505
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator Cara Becker ph +61 2 6240 6431