Exhibitions

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Versailles
Treasures from the Palace

9 December 2016 – 17 April 2017

Be seduced into a world of power, passion and luxury this summer. This sumptuous exhibition is a once in a lifetime chance to see and experience here in Australia a mesmerising period in French history. Included are more than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens, as well as personal items from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette.


Artists of the
Great War

29 October 2016 – June 2017

This powerful exhibition addresses wartime propaganda, front-line experience and remembrance through paintings, drawings and prints by Official War Artists, combatants and women. It also features a special focus on the remarkable artist Will Dyson.

George Coates Australian official war artists 1916-1918 1920, oil on canvas, Australian War Memorial

Open | Free entry

Frank Stella
The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection

19 November 2016 – July 2017

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. This exhibition showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Frank Stella Feneralia from the Imaginary places series 1994–97, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Kenneth Tyler 2002

Open | Free entry

Mud men
Ramesh Nithiyendran

until 26 February 2017

Mud men is a new installation by artist Ramesh Nithiyendran featuring five large-scale ceramic sculptures, commissioned specifically for the NGA. Built on an attitude of agitation, and ostentatious in style, the sculptures appear to strut and shout.

Ramesh Nithiyendran with his installation Mud men 2016. Works left to right: Pewter deity, Self-portrait with third leg 2, Snake tower, Big idol, Elephant man

Open | Installation | Free entry