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Australian art Contemporary

The National Gallery’s collection of recent Australian art conveys the diversity and vitality of current art practice. Major contemporary Australian artists who have significantly contributed to the art of our time with their distinctive artistic approaches are represented in the national collection. The Gallery continues to selectively acquire contemporary works of the outstanding aesthetic merit in the areas of painting, sculpture, installation, photography, printmaking, drawing and decorative arts.

The displays of recent acquisitions and collection highlights of Australian art are changed frequently to ensure visitors have the opportunity to view the strength and wide variety of works in the national collection.