Previous exhibitions 2007
11 October – 30 December 2007
A collaboration between the National Gallery of Australia
and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA.
Andy and Oz: parallel visions is the international event to coincide with the National Gallery of Australia’s silver anniversary, marking twenty-five years since the Gallery first opened its doors to the public. A joint initiative between the National Gallery and The Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibition is also taking place in the year that marks twenty years since Warhol’s untimely death.
Martin Sharp Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
29 June – 16 September 2007
George Lambert (1873-1930) was one of Australia’s most brilliant, witty and fascinating artists.
The most comprehensive showing of Lambert's work for over 50 years, this exhibition will present the diverse range of Lambert’s work from his Australian bush subjects to his Edwardian portraits and figure groups, from his sparkling oil sketches to his major battle paintings and large sculpture. It will show the full breadth of Lambert’s approaches to image making and the variety of his handling of pencil, pen and paint. It will demonstrate his sure draughtsmanship and the seductive glamour and sensual appeal of his paint surfaces.
George Lambert Portrait group 1908 (detail) Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
26 May – 19 August 2007
VIP: very important photographs 1840s–1940s a rare opportunity to view over 150 beautiful and significant works from the 1840s to the 1940s by Australian and International photographers in the national collection.
VIP includes works distant in time and approach – from those by unknown travelling portraitists of the 19th century to elborately staged advertising tableaux of the mid 20th century. As well as featuring famous single images, the exhibition also emphasises areas of special strength in the collection.
Bill Brandt East end girl, dancing the Lambeth Walk 1939 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
14 April – 1 July 2007 | Children's Gallery
Designed to support The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005, this exhibition displays materials and tools used by artists to create a variety of prints. Etchings, relief prints, lithographs and screenprints selected from the Australian print collection are exhibited with relevant tools and materials. Informative wall texts, extended labels and videos describe the processes explored by printmakers today and in the past.
John Brack Third daughter 1954 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Helen Brack
30 March – 3 June 2007
This landmark exhibition draws almost exclusively from the vast Australasian print collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Included in the exhibition will be, prints by John Lewin, the first printed in the colony, to works by more contemporary artists such as Margaret Preston, Noel Counihan, Bea Maddock, John Brack, Brett Whiteley, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists including Dorothy Napangardi and Dennis Nona.
The 6th Australian print symposium
Symposium program >>
John Lewin Spotted grossbeak 1805 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
10 February – 13 May 2007
The Birth of the Modern Poster will examine poster art and its evolution from the late 19th century to the early 20th century [approximately 1885 – 1915] and will draw exclusively from the National Gallery’s Collection of International Posters.
Artist unknown Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee London 'Britain needs you at once c 1914 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Gift of the estate of Garry Anderson
23 December 2006 – 6 May 2007
Grace Crowley: being modern is an important retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by one of Australia’s most influential modern artists.
This is the first exhibition of Grace Crowley’s work since 1975. It includes important works from public and private collections and traces her remarkable artistic journey from traditional landscapes to avant-garde experimentation and pure abstraction. The exhibition includes several recently rediscovered paintings and the largest number of Crowley’s abstract paintings ever assembled, enabling a new appraisal of her achievement.
Grace Crowley Portrait study 1929 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Bequest of Grace Crowley 1979
9 December 2006 – 1 April 2007
Journey back in time to explore the jungles of Australia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. From a modern Australian artist’s views of the Queensland rainforest to an ancient Mayan ceramic jaguar, the Children’s Gallery comes alive with the flora and fauna of the tropics. Tropical rainforests contain between 50 and 90 percent of the world’s plant and animal species, yet many of these are under grave threat of extinction as a direct result of human activity. Children are encouraged to learn about the animal, bird, insect and plant life of tropical rainforest habitats and to think about their own place in the world and the environment.
Sinu culture, Columbia Finial in the form of a bird c 600-1200 Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
9 December 2006 – 1 April 2007
On show for the first time in Australia, the collection of more than 200 objects from the Musée du Louvre reveals the mysteries of Egyptian art and culture in all its beauty.
This new exhibition is the first the Louvre has sent to Australia in over two decades and features works drawn from the permanent display of Egyptian antiquities at the Musée du Louvre, and others that have never before been on public display.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
17 November 2006 – 25 February 2007
Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Ptolemaic Period, 32nd Dynasty 332–30 BCE Mummy mask (detail) Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris