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Impressions of Paris:

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

 

Paris became the premier capital of the art world in the 19th century. A major contribution was made by three key French artists: Honoré Daumier (1808–1970), Edgar Degas (1834–1917) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). Each was a consummate draughtsman whose innovative compositions and choice of modern subject-matter played a significant role in artistic developments in France over the century.

Venues

2015

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT,
     27 March – 7 June 2015
  • Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill VIC
    Sat 18 July – Sun 4 Oct 2015

2015/2016

  • Albury Regional Gallery, Albury NSW
    14 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul NSW
    6 February – 29 March 2016  

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Edgar Degas Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs [Mlle Bécat au Café des Ambassadeurs] 1877–78 lithograph, The Poynton Bequest 2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


William Kentridge:

Drawn from Africa

 

William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, but in a particularly subtle way.

Venues

2015

  • Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW
    1 February – 29 March 2015
  • QUT Art Museum, Brisbane QLD
    3 July – 6 September 2015
  • Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA
    1 October –10 January 2016
  • Ballarat Art Gallery Ballarat VIC
    24 January – 17 April 2016 
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston TAS 
    7 May – 31 July 2016

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William Kentridge Nose 18 2009 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Poynton Bequest, 2010


Capital and country

the Federation years 1900–1914

 

Capital and country: the Federation years 1900–1914 celebrates the art of the newly-federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century. The paintings by twenty-five Australians invite viewers on a journey through the era and around the world, from patriotic visions of the Australian bush to the bohemian enclaves of London and Paris where sumptuous portraits were produced.

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Venues

2014/2015

  • Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA
    13 December 2014 – 22 February 2015

2015

  • Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW
    7 March – 31 May 2015

  • UQ Art Museum, St Lucia QLD
    25 July – 1 November 2015

2015/16

  • Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra ACT
    20 November 2015 – 21 Feb 2016

W.C. Piguenit Near Liverpool, New South Wales c.1908 (detail) oil on canvas National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Acquired with the assistance of the Masterpieces for the Nation Fund 2005


Stars in the river

the prints of Jessie Traill

 

Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Trail celebrates the artistic career of one of Australia's most important printmakers of the twentieth century, Jessie Traill. Embracing the medium of etching in the early 1900s, Jessie Traill forged a radical path for printmaking in Australia through the duality of her vision.

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Venues

2014/2015
  • Museums and Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin NT
    6 Dec 2014 – 1 Feb 2015

2015

  • Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery Townsville QLD
    20 Feb – 10 May 2015
  • Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
    19 Jun – 2 Aug 2015
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo NSW
    14 Aug – 15 Nov 2015

2015/2016

  • Geelong Gallery
    Geelong VIC, 28 Nov 2015 – 21 Feb 2016

Jessie Traill Evening Mallacoota, West 1924, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1983 © Estate of Jessie Traill


Bodywork

Australian Jewellery 1970 2012

 

This exhibition includes the work of 42 Australian jewellers exploring jewellery from a number of viewpoints within six broad themes: Romanticism, Interpreting the Vernacular, Encapsulating Nature, Technics, Social Message and Sculpture for the Body.

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Venues

2015

  • Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Booragul NSW
    10 April 10 May 2015
  • Artspace Mackay, Mackay QLD
    22 May 5 July 2015
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton QLD
    18 July 23 August 2015
  • Craft ACT, Canberra ACT
    6 September 20 October 2015

Bethamy Linton Winged alates, collar 2012 anodised titanium, sterling silver National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2012


Karl Lawrence Millard Lizard grinder 2000

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift

 

The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn gift enables people from all around Australia to discover and handle treasured objects. Made possible by Jim Wolfensohn, the Australian-born former president of the World Bank, the gift comprises three art-filled suitcases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup.  The NGA has been touring Wolfensohn gifts to schools, libraries, community centres, regional galleries and nursing homes across Australia since 1990.View more

Venues

Blue Case: Technology

2015

  • Keysborough Primary School, Springvale South VIC
    11 February – 25 March 2015
  • Yarra Ranges Council
    27 March – 27 April 2015
  • Mercedes College, Springfield SA
    29 April – 21 May 2015
  • Arts Council of Mansfield VIC
    25 May – 29 June 2015
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Memorial, Longreach, QLD
    6 July  – 5 August 2015
  • Gladstone Art Gallery, Gladstone, QLD
    7 August – 3 September 2015
  • Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
    7 September – 5 October 2015
  • Maryborough Senior High School, Maryborough QLD
    7  October – 2 November 2015

Red Case: Myths and Rituals
Yellow Case:  Form, Space and Design

2015

  • Pinocchio Early Learning Centre, Canberra  ACT
    11 February – 9 March 2015
  • Corpus Christie Catholic High School, Oak Flats, NSW
    10 March – 10 April
  • Currambena School, Lane Cove NSW
    21 April – 28 May 2015
  • Lower Hunter Children's Activity Van, NSW
    1 June – 25 June 2015
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
    29 June – 3 August 2015
  • Quirindi Primary School, Quirindi NSW
    5 August – 9 September 2015
  • Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW
    11 September – 14 October 2015
  • Goulburn Regional Gallery
    16 October – 28 November 2015

The 1888 Melbourne Cup

2015

  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
     12 February – 2 April 2015
  • Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat VIC
    10 April – 10 July 2015
  • Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn NSW
    17 July – 20 September 2015
  • Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington VIC
    25 September – 22 November 2015

Karl Millard 'Lizard Grinder' 2000 brass, bronze, copper, sterling silver, money metal, Peugeot mechanism, stainless steel screws, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia