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Tom Roberts

4 December 2015 – 28 March 2016

Experience the work of legendary Australian artist Tom Roberts this summer. This extraordinary exhibition brings together Tom Roberts' most famous paintings loved by all Australians. Paintings such as Shearing the rams (1888-90) and A break away! (1891) are among the nation's best known works of art. An exhibition for all Australians, it is not to be missed.

Shearing the rams 1888-90 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest Fund, 1932

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Behind the scenes :
Tyler Graphics at work

4 December 2015 – 8 May 2016

Art from one of the most innovative print workshops of the 20th century, photographs and specially produced short films, reveal the processes of printmaking and the collaborative relationships between seven leading artists and Ken Tyler, master printer.

Terence La Noue, Beyond the shore, 1992, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002

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The last
temptation :
the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani

12 December 2015 | NGA Contemporary

Chandeliers made from uranium glass representing nuclear-powered nations and a nine-metre banquet table made entirely of salt feature in the first large survey show of these internationaly acclaimed artists. At NGA Contemporary.

Ken + Julia Yonetani Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations (France), 2013 photo courtesy of the artists

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Fiona Hall :
Wrong Way Time

22 April – 17 July 2016

The National Gallery of Australia will host the installation from this year's Venice Biennale by Australian artist Fiona Hall will open in Canberra in April 2016. Fiona Hall brings together hundreds of disparate elements which find alignments and create tensions around three intersecting concerns: global politics, world finances and the environment.

Fiona Hall, Manuhiri (Travellers) 2014–15, installation view, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015, Image Credit: Cristiano Corte

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The world is
beautiful : photographs from the collection

4 December 2015 – 10 April 2016

An exhibition of photographs taken over the last 100 years from the NGA's magnificent photography collection, including work by Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman and many more.

Robyn Stacey Untitled 1985–87, gelatin silver photograph, colour dye. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

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